Participant support

We are here for those who find interacting with society on equal terms a challenge. Do you have a functional impairment and a native language other than Swedish and find it challenging dealing with authorities and organisations in Swedish society? Do you want to be understood in the language that you are most comfortable with?

Vilda blommor på en äng med olika färger
Audio description: Wildflowers in various colors on a meadow representing that we are different but equal

If so, we are here to offer you this support. Olika men lika offers multilingual participant support: We support you, we do things together, and we work with our participants as well as for them. We also work in several different languages because we want everyone to feel included in our daily operation. 

Olika men lika provides a meeting place where you can meet other people in similar situations. A place where you have the possibility to meet speakers and visitors from other organisations and authorities, participate in workshops, talk about various issues in groups, or just have a cup of coffee. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their functional impairment or the language they master!

We also offer drop-in visits at our meeting place. Here, you are able to meet with one of our staff-members in the project and tell them about your situation or if you have a question. We want you to feel respected and safe during our drop-in sessions. We have professional secrecy which means that we will not share the information you give to us. 

We all have the right to live a free and independent life based on our individual conditions!  Get in touch with us – we are looking forward to meet you!

Important information for visitors:

Please contact us if you need help visiting us or finding us:

Call, text or message us via WhatsApp: 076 111 56 39

Facebook and Messenger: @olikamenlika


Mónica Gallego – Project manager (on maternal leave): 

Asad Ahmed – Administrative responsible

Anna Bartfai – Cooperation and communication responsible :

Sofia Quiroga – Participant support responsible:  

Sarah Sultani – Participant support officer:


Functional impairment

A functional impairment is a reduction in physical, mental or intellectual functional capacity. A functional impairment can be a result from a disease or other condition, or from an injury that occurred at birth or later in life. (National Board of Health and Welfare.)

Multilingual participant support

In this context it means that the initiatives and activities we offer to project participants should exist and be used in different languages.

Support efforts

These efforts are not for everyone – they are specifically for people who meet certain requirements and have concrete needs. They are there to strengthen your abilities or to help you cope better with the barriers and difficulties you might encounter in your everyday life.


This is an action someone can take to request a new hearing if you are dissatisfied with an official decision or a court order.

Meeting place

This is a place where people can meet, a place where people can gather together voluntarily to seek companionship. The place can be both physical and/or digital.

Accessibility lists

This means that we have lists of requirements that must be met by the premises we are working in. These requirements relate to certain circumstances we need to take into account to ensure that as many people as possible feel included and can participate in our activities. This regardless of any functional impairment that our visitors might have.


An opportunity to meet a professional project staff without having to book an appointment in advance. Our drop-in offers visitors to meet withsomeone who is experienced in supporting people with functional impairments.


This means that someone have to give their permission for something to be done. For example, we can only talk with your relatives if you have approved this.

Accessibility adaption

In this context it means that the premises have been renovated and equipped with certain technology to make it easier to reach or use for more people.

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