live well, there is your home
the solution of complex situations seems impossible, how to intervene ?
becoming more frequent, from professionals working on the front line,
questions similar to this, in the face of increasingly serious problems
of the homeless and mentally ill, who live in situations of chronic
illness in the street or in institutions and emergency reception . 1st
Faced with complex situations, similar to both social and health needs
and different contexts, traditions and laws, in live and survive
chronically homeless - mentally ill, which answers and proposals
tailored to the needs and respectful of the person and his rights would
still be possible to offer?
What types of innovative
interventions to explore?
such as dynamic synergistic raise? which projects and recommend
are asked ever more frequent by
professionals working on the front line with people who
live in situations of chronic mental illness principally in
the street but also in institutions and emergency reception
What answers and proposals is it still possible
What types of innovative interventions to
What dynamics and synergies to raise?
These are the questions that - no coherent responses are convincing and
effective - are likely to demotivate more and more operators of
this difficult field.
This theme and the basic question was
at the centre of discussion during the 13th conference SMES-Europe
(Rome, March 6 to 8, 2013) and given the interest aroused among
participants it was decided to launch a European
project of exchanges and inter-vision concerning
the efficient practices of effective prevention, support, assistance and
inclusion of homeless people with mental problems.
The project would
essentially start with descriptions of real life situations and
assessment of how effective given interventions were to proceed to point
to innovative ways of doing things in order not only to raise
and to educate but also to present concrete proposals for
incorporation into the policies in the field of prevention, assistance
KEY WORDS (which
will be thoroughly analysed in the course of the seminars, workshops and
Dignity and well-being :
basic notions describing the objectives.
Homeless and mentally ill people :
person both suffering : by serious mental problems and extreme
poverty and social exclusion.
Chronically on the street or in institutions:
the importance of the time factor in preventing the settling in a
Partnership and partners :
public and private sector, associations of
professionals and volunteers working in the field of poverty and
House - accommodation
(home - housing ...: wherever you live well, there is your home.)
Responsibility and co-responsibility (possibly
also other notions such as fundamental rights and basic needs:
subjective - objective, social ties and their rupture; treatment and
harm reduction ...)
the exchange of knowledge and the analysis of
experiences, in relationship to these extreme
precariousness situations with no appearing positive
solution, we intends to highlight effective alternatives
in approach, support and guidance of these suffering
persons in order to facilitate – with due respect for
his/her personal dignity – his/her access to "physical -
mental - social well-being" . We propose in a first time
to analyze the similar and common elements of the
needs and of the implicit or explicit demands and
requests of these persons and subsequently to identify
the answers and the innovative interventions that mostly
seem to unlock these complex situations.
collaboration and net-working between workers of
Institutions, Organisations, Associations involved in
this field is absolutely for realise efficient synergy
and turn these daily practices into effective models of
TARGET POPULATION :
(living mainly on the street) with mental health problems, characterized by
accumulation of deprivation that exacerbates their
exclusion and that interact - to each other -
reinforce health /mental health problems.
survive in a situation of total social breakdown,
refusing any form of institutionalized cure and
programmed care, but who - at the same time - seem
needs of real and humanistic support of social
solidarity and protection.
with its international network
Delegates Associations - Organizations -
Institutions active in the field of social
exclusion and mental health, with particular focus
on the people who live in situations of neglect on