STARTING POINT and
Homeless living in severe & chronic social, physical,
psychical precariousness are a symptom of the malaise of our
civilization and a permanent injury to democracy and social
cohesion. They are almost provocation and challenge both for
those working in this sector and for those who should be
responsible of the polis / citizens.
Despite any proposal for aid, they seems to prefer
life in the street or in a emergency centers, shelter,
some of these homeless people in this conditions seems
to refuse any planned and institutionalized help ?
AIM of the project
SMES-Europa, following these findings, proposed
Dignity & Well-being', transnational project for
exchanges of experience and knowledge in the field of social
precariousness : extreme poverty and
health sector: mental illness, in
order to promote adequate, effective and respectful answers,
ensuring the dignity and well-being for each
person and access to fundamental right and to basic
People who live in situations of extreme social & health
living mainly in the street - emergency shelter - squat -
with evident mental health problems, characterized by
accumulation of deprivation that exacerbates their
exclusion, reinforcing mental health problems. These persons
refusing any form of institutionalized cure and programmed
care, needs at same time of real and humanistic support of
social solidarity and protection.
SMES propose to
analyze the context, interventions and daily practices,
based on inter-vision, on qualitative study of some 'profile/study
of case that focus attention on the person
for which the intervention have been programmed.
First overall: how listening & understanding the
person beyond of expressed needs.
What kind of intervention - networking – possible &
appropriate? What propose for participation & inclusion?
SMES-Europa with its transnational network, working on
social & health sectors.
Workers on front line, on the streets, shelters and in
emergency centers, who meet, support, accompany and orient
these people in processes of inclusion and participation.
PLAN of ACTION 2015-2016
- Transnational - European level.
LOCAL and TRANSNATIONAL
Local team working for homeless & mentally ill people, will
prepare individual analysis / profile -
of some emblematic situation of 3-5 homeless. These 'profiles'
will be more than a simple picture, but almost
a radiography, which should highlight
the interconnections and interactions of the complex needs
of homeless people, who too often repeated: we all
tried, we can longer nothing!
This profile , will be at base of the project in order to
listen the voice, understand the needs, propose the more
adequate and holistic answer, that will evaluate in
inter-vision by a local team following this focus points :
1° social context; 2° health context;
3° Interventions; 4°
networking; 5° proposals.
http://www.smes-europa.org/FORM_D-& - W_EN.htm
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Hearing - EU Parl.
seminar European SMES-Europa, will take place
years after the 2nd seminar SMES - 1993), in the
goal to share projects, initiatives, innovations, concerns
hearing in the European Parliament
will conclude the initiative: will be the priority
policy proposals for a new social policy, fair and attentive
to people in situations of precariousness.
3. Copenhagen (London?)
The people living – in permanent way - in extreme health &
social precariousness :
will be the target of each of these three workshops and
The participants with their presentations and discussions
will introduce – exchange -
inter-view about interventions in favor of homeless
person by :
Health Institution :
emergency health services, psychiatric institution, mental
health services …
shelters – hostels
Housing with support & supervision
Street workers Team
will be present, in transversal way, in each of these
The first Exchange Program will organized in Warsaw, the
1-2-3 October by Polish SMES Members and is aimed primarily
at those who have prepared and sent already some profiles of
people in very precariousness situation and interventions.
The speeches of local experts will open the three
workshops mentioned above, that will followed by speeches
of external experts and discussions /inter-vision
between participants delegates of invited Associations.
Each speaker will prepare & sent at less one ‘profiles
/ case studies' if possible in English, according
with the common protocol. The conclusions
will help to prepare the Final Seminar and the hearing in EU
XIV EU Seminar
PREPARATION & realization of 14th European Seminar SMES and
the hearing in the European Parliament:
on the theme: "Dignity & well-being: the
person listened and heard beyond the necessary needs
Some profiles already received, focusing our attention on
this great themes:
and Prevention: indissoluble binomial both in programming
and in action.
Inside and out:
which connection between workers & projects on street
– hospital – shelter- housing first?
Networks and networking
for a person-specific attention, its rights by ensuring
Recommended priorities :
what kind of strategic proposals and Europeans strategies?
Hearing at the European Parliament