The Social Affairs department is responsible for tasks such as subsistence assistance, needs-based basic benefits for old age and reduced earning capacity, long-term care assistance and integration assistance for the disabled. Furthermore, the housing allowance office is affiliated with the department, which approves support for low-income tenants and homeowners in accordance with the Housing Allowance Act.
The accommodation, care and support of ethnic German repatriates and foreign refugees in shared accommodation is just as much a part of its tasks as the granting of benefits under the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act - from the care of asylum seekers to Jewish emigrants and civil war refugees.
Ukraine war: Waldeck-Frankenberg helps!
Since the Russian attack on Ukraine, the Waldeck-Frankenberg district has been providing humanitarian aid to people from the war-torn region. Here is more information.
Since 2020, the in cooperation with the Network for Tolerance has been in charge of coordinating the Intercultural Week in Waldeck-Frankenberg. Each year it is organized together with a different partner city.
For almost 50 years, Waldeck-Frankenberg has been hosting the District Senior Citizens' Days, where up to 4,000 people from the district spend carefree hours together.
Social Award Ceremony
Promoting the common good, recognizing social commitment: At regular intervals, the district awards a prize for social commitment.
Model region inclusion
Removing barriers, promoting participation: The district is a model region for inclusive projects - and actively promotes participation for all people in Waldeck-Frankenberg.