Continuing in the same general direction as the administration of the fifth term of the elected mayor, which prioritized the lives of our citizens, this term’s administration will expand the “door-to-door welfare” system.
Community service centers, which focus on administering civil affairs, will be changed into village welfare centers with two welfare teams. The village welfare centers will work to satisfy the increasing demand for welfare in cooperation with city government officials, the surging number of social welfare personnel, and local communities and residents in the region.
With the transformation of community service centers into village welfare centers, the number of social welfare personnel will be doubled, adding an additional 2000 social workers and 450 visiting nurses by 2018. The Seoul Metropolitan Government will realize lifelong welfare for its citizens by having welfare planners visit the homes of all elderly citizens (65 years and above) to help them plan for their retirement and health care (Welfare Planner for the Elderly), continuously visit the homes of pregnant women and mothers until their children are two years old to assist them with healthcare management (Welfare Planner for My Child), and make house calls and provide tailored welfare services for families that do not qualify for basic living security or are suffering from illness, injury, disability, or old age.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will improve old bathrooms in 675 elementary, middle, and high schools (including 448 schools that will receive private investment) by 2018. The bathrooms will be redesigned to make them more convenient and comfortable for students to use. This project will begin with an initial investment from the Seoul Metropolitan Government, and then will require the participation of businesses, civil organizations, and the media.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will also start a new “Health and Safety Network” project to provide monetary support to citizens struggling economically. In addition, the government also plans to increase the number of cooperative public-private hospitals providing public health services from 5 to 32.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has decided to adopt the “Living Wage System for Seoul” to resolve the issues with the current minimum wage system, which is in effect maximum wage for workers, and guarantee decent living conditions for people working and living in Seoul