Social Services

Fljotsdalsherad Social Services Department (Icelandic: "Felagsthjonusta Fljotsdalsherads") is the institution responsible for social services in Vopnafjordur. The department in located in the neighboring town of Egilsstadir, while providing a variety of local services in Vopnafjordur.

Fljotsdalsherad Social Services Department in Egilsstadir

Address: Lyngas 12
Tel: 470 0705
Fax: 470 0701

Opening hours 9:00-16:00 Mon.-Fri.
Please call for further information or to schedule an interview with a social worker, who visits Vopnafjordur regularly.

About the social services offered:
The Flotsdalsherad Social Services Department provides social and child welfare services in the municipalities of Fljotsdalsherad, Fljotsdalur, Borgarfjordur, Djupavogur, Vopnafjordur and Seydisfjordur. The main service aspects are social counseling on rights, support in setting goals to achieve, and working out of personal problems or discomfort.

Financial support is also offered, both in form of grants and advice in financial issues. At the social services you apply for housing subsidies and special housing benefits as well as apartments provided by social services.

The social services cooperates with the schools in preventive measures regarding child raising and offers parental classes and information for parents as well as for employees in schools and pre-schools, as well as PMT courses.

The social services provide day care for elderly and transportation and home care for those in need of it.

Everyone has an obligation towards every child to contact the child protection if you suspect that the child is neglected, it suffers from harassment or violence, or it endangers its own health and development.

The employees of the social services answer notifications in phone 470 0705 during office hours, or emergency number 112 around the clock. The public may be anonymous to others than the social services, according to the law of child welfare.


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