The decision on the merits of the complaint lodged by The Central Association of Carers in Finland against Finland is public

The Central Association of Carers in Finland v. Finland, Complaint No. 71/2011

[22/04/2013] The complaint was registered on 6 July 2011.

The complainant organisation alleged that the lack of statutory fees for service housing or service housing with 24-hour assistance prevents elderly people from reaching the inhabitation type that his/her condition would require, in violation of Articles 13 (right to social and medical assistance), 14 (right to social welfare services), 16 (right of the family to social, legal and economic protection) and 23 (right of elderly persons to social protection) of the Charter.

In its decision, the European Committee of Social Rights held that the insufficient regulation of fees for service housing and service housing with 24-hour assistance combined with the fact that the demand for these services exceeds supply, does not meet the requirements of Article 23 of the Charter.

The Committee concluded unanimously that:

- there is a violation of Article 23 of the Charter;
- no separate issues arise under Article 14 1 of the Charter;
- Articles 13 and 16 of the Charter are not applicable in the instant case.

The Committee concluded unanimously that there is a violation of Article 23 of the Charter.

Complaint No. 71/2011
Summary of the decision on the merits
Collective Complaints website

 
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