Health and Social Services, Social Services

Health and Social Services (HSS) is a large and diverse sector that encompasses a wide range of services.

The Social Services aspect includes activities which are mainly to do with Long Term Care (LTC), Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), community health services, care homes for older and disabled people and social work. In addition, we work in establishing and providing support for European Works Councils in private, not for profit and public care homes.  EPSU Social Services Sector represents care workers across Europe, including health care assistants,  workers in all types of care homes, child care workers and social workers . We organise in public, non-for-profit and private services.

EPSU is the recognised European social partner organisation for workers in the hospital and health care sector throughout the European Union.

Adam Rogalewski is the EPSU Policy Officer for the sector and Samantha Howe is the Policy Assistant for Social Services. The President of the EPSU Standing Committee for Health and Social Services is Kirsi Sillanpää of TEHY (Finland) and the Vice-Presidents are Yolanda Gil of CC.OO (Spain), Dietmar Erdmeier of Ver.di (Germany), and Razvan Gae of Sanitas (Romania).  You can also get their contact details here. -