About us

FoU Västernorrland is a Research and Development Unit within the Association of Local Authorities (Kommunförbundet) in the county of Västernorrland. The Social Services in all of the seven municipalities in the county contribute to the financing of the unit. Included in the social services in Sweden, are services for families and children, the elderly, those with disabilities, physical and psychiatric, substance abuse and economic and housing support.

Our responsibility is to explore and collect ideas and support development and follow-up processes within the social services, through network meetings with various personnel groups, through FoU circles and by increasing awareness of national developments and priorities. We attempt to make scientific knowledge and our own evaluations and research projects available and useable for the practitioners within the social services. Activities that support knowledge development include seminars, lectures, conferences and by making information available on our web page.