Rødovre Municipality tops social quality index

Dragør, Fanø and Lejre finish rock bottom

The Copenhagen suburb of Rødovre is the municipality in Denmark that offers the best social assistance, according to the Social Quality Index by the union Socialpædagogernes Landsforbund, which maps the quality of social care in Denmark's 98 municipalities.

The index – here in Danish – assessed the work of the municipalities in three categories: 'vulnerable children and youth', 'vulnerable adults' and 'disabled persons'.  

"Topping the Social Quality Index means a lot to Rødovre Municipality,” Britt Jensen, the head of the social and health committee at Rødovre Municipality, said in a press release.

"I think it means a lot to our citizens, users, all our employees, the next of kin in the disabled persons arena and the politicians. In short, to everyone who is involved with the specialised social areas.”

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Copenhagen struggles
Varde Municipality followed in second place, followed by Kolding, Lolland and Faxe, with Randers, Ishøj, Greve, Svendborg and Aabenaa completing the top ten.

While Rødovre scored top marks in the 'disabled persons' category, Gentofte was number one for 'vulnerable adults', and Greve was best for 'vulnerable children and youth'.

Other notable municipalities included Gentofte (11), Frederiksberg (12), Odense (17), Horsens (24), Vejle (25), Esbjerg (30), Aarhus (41), Aalborg (60), Copenhagen (76) and Herning (88).

Finishing at the bottom of the list was Dragør, followed by Fanø, Lejre, Hørsholm, Morsø and Furesø.

In related news, the Capital Region has established a new council to look after the interests of the region's disabled people. The council, Handicaprådet, will be given 100,000 kroner every year.





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