WELFARE

One in ten of those seeking charity's aid are entitled to state help, but are not getting it

1:29 min
  • More than one out of ten people seeking help at the Swedish charity Stadsmission have the legal right to benefits from the national welfare system but aren't getting it.
  • Lotta Säfström, director of the non-profit organisation in Gothenburg, says the reasons why are varied, including that some are not aware of their entitlements.
  • The news is based on a report released on Monday from the charity that provides support to homeless people and others in need.