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The statistics of disability and marginalized adults are a summary of selected services in the Social Services Act given to adults with disabilities or other marginalized persons. The statistics contain information on how many services are provided, either per quarters or years. In addition, information about the recipients’’ target groups (i.e. type of disability or vulnerability) is included.
The statistics contain data on selected services in the Social Services Act, given to adults with disabilities or other marginalized persons. The following types of services are included in the statistics (section of The Social Services Act is listed in parentheses):
a) Activity and social life offers (§104) b) Treatment (§102) c) Sheltered employment (§103) d) Lengthy stay in housing with care and support (§108) e) Temporary stay in housing with care and support (§107) f) Social pedagogical support in housing facilities similar to such facilities as regulated in the Act of Social Services (§85) g) Social pedagogical support not given in housing facilities similar to such facilities as regulated in the Act of Social Services (§85) h) Self-managed personal assistance (§96) i) Contact person for deaf-blind people (§98) j) Attendant scheme (§97) k) Subsidies in cash to hire an assistant under section 83,84 (§95) l) Offers of individual, temporary socio-pedagogical assistance and support (§82 b). Registered from 01.07.21
The following services are not mandatory to register, but can be registered by each municipality:
m) Offer of group-based assistance and support (§82 a). Registered from 01.07.2021
Each service in the register is provided with information about which municipality has provided the service, who the recipient is and in which period of time the service is provided (indicated by a start and end date). In cases of housing services (d, e and f in the above list) information about the place that provides the service is added.
The register also contains information about the recipient's target group i.e. physical impairment, cognitive impairment or mental illness. The individual service may be given on the basis of several different target groups.
In the StatBank, data is presented as the number of recipients or the number of full-time services. Full-time services are calculated either per quarter or per year. As an example, if a service has been provided for 2 out of 3 months in a quarter it will count as 0.67 full-time services in that quarter. If a service has been provided for 2 months in a year, it will count as 0.17 full-time services in that year.
The selected types of services refer to sections of the Social Services Act. the Ministry of Social Affairs has decided which types of services should be reported to the statistics of disability and marginalized adults. Target groups are derived from the Adult Assessment Method (VUM). VUM is a method and a set of concepts developed for assessment in the area of disability and marginalization.
Not relevant for these statistics.
Statistical concepts and definitions
Target group: A target group indicates the background on which the benefit is assigned, i.e. physical impairment, cognitive impairment or mental illness. The individual benefit may be given on the basis of several different target groups.
Service: A service is the specific support given to adults with disabilities or other marginalized persons. Examples of services are housing services, companion scheme and social education support. All services in this statistic are from the Social Services Act. The services are provided with a start date and possibly an end date.
Number of recipients or number of services, depending on which table in the StatBank.
Recipients of services given in according to the following sections of the Social Services Act: §85, §95, §96, §97, §98, §102, §103, §104, §107 and §108.
Q1 2015 to Q4 2020.
Not relevant for these statistics.
Unit of measure
The unit of measurement can be the number of recipients or the number of services provided, depending on the table in question.
Frequency of dissemination
Legal acts and other agreements
Law on legal rights and administration in the social domain §82 - §84.
Cost and burden
There is no direct reporting burden associated with this statistic as it consists of administrative data. Most municipalities use system-to-system solutions that automatically report data to Denmark's Statistics every month. However, some municipalities experience technical challenges with the setup of their system-to-system solutions. Some municipalities report data manually via Statistics Denmark’s internet-based reporting solution. In those cases, the task of reporting data is proportional to the number of services that the municipality provides.
More information can be found on the subject page of the statistics Disability and marginalized adults.