In Hungary, personal household services (PHS) consist of home care and domestic work, with home care including social support and personal care, if needed. Local governments have the legal obligation to provide home care, while the central state offers support mainly through different types of allowances for people taking care of children, elderly or disabled relatives. As the state is the main employer in the sector, work arrangements mostly consist of public sector employment models, except for the case of domestic workers, who are directly employed by households. The state also oversees the training of PHS employees in the form of qualification courses for “domestic helpers” and “domestic care workers”. Personal care provision is limited to qualified care workers, while social support services may be offered by volunteers or domestic workers, too, with domestic workers often being unemployed persons working under the public work scheme regime.

List of PHS Stakeholders

Ministry of Human Capacities

Hungarian Maltese Charity Service Assoc. of Soc. Organisations and Foundations in the Service of Mentally Handicapped

Civic Advocacy Network of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities

Hand in Hand Foundation (Kézenfogva Alapítvány)

Hungarian Trade Union Confederation

National Association of Workers' Councils

Social Security Workers' Trade Union (TBDSZ)

Orhidea Házi Gondozó és Ápoló Szolgálat (Orchid Home Care And Nursing Service)

Luminal-Med Kft

Mónika-M Otthonápolási és Hospice Szolgálat (Monica-M Home Care and Hospice Service)

Klamega Otthonápolás és betegszállítás, betegápolás (Klamega Home care and patient transport, patient care)

Validity Foundation

Hungarian Civil Liberties union

Hungarian Association for Home Care and Hospice

Hungarian Alzheimer Society

Hungarian Red Cross Budapest

Klasszis Oktatás Kft

Minerva 90 Felsőoktatási és Tanfolyamszervező Kft. (Minerva 90 Higher Education and Training Organization Ltd.)

Contact Reference: UNI EUROPA,

Mark Bergfeld