HOUSING RIGHT and
social services : Everyone
has the right to a standard of living
adequate for the health and well-being
of himself and of his family,
including food, clothing, housing and
and necessary social services,
and the right to security in the event
of unemployment, sickness, disability,
widowhood, old age or other lack of
livelihood in circumstances beyond his
control. Universal Declaration of Human Rights Art.
700.000 Homeless in
Europa (2022 Feantsa -
FAP) but this number
of invisible or so much visible
homeless ... is destined to grow.
According to the collective 'Les Morts de
la rue' : in 2021 at least
706 people died on the street in
France ", (and this is
non-exhaustive number) ....
and sure this number
have grown by far in recent years ..
The slogan today (as every 10
years...) repeating "end of
homelessness in the next 10 years"
but who ever launches these slogans
knows very well that it is not
possible to realise a minimum
progress in this fight against
homelessness and poverty if don't
take remedial action planning a real
political and economic - social -
Today the social
phenomenon of homelessness are
a symptomatic expression of a
deepest and complex malaise of
the society and the structure that
is given. In the past century and
before , the homeless were
considered poor wretches than
individually consequence of their
individual problems and for this
discharged to the care of assistance
often the homeless in situations of
extreme poverty and precariousness
are increasingly stigmatized
either as mentally ill or as
criminals, i.e. people who must
be enclosed, excluded, without
rights and without pretensions ...
the waste of a good and
productive society . And
evidently very often also the social
organizations that take charge of
what should be the responsibilities
of policy makers and administrators
the well-being of citizens suffer
the same fate. But fortunately we
not only see this negative side but
above all we try to highlight the
commitment of civil society the
collaboration between the different
services and that is what we try to
meet .... exchange .... evaluate
.... propose with the realization of
attention in interconnection between
home-less & health-less &
solicit our reflections, exchanges and proposals
on extremely poor people who risk losing their
along with their home – i.e. not
only the place to stay, but social and
person is welcome, accepted and where she
can develop his/her own capacities and self
our emergency services meet the real needs of
are the barriers to access and delivery?
the services have the necessary material and
can emergency responses (such as winter
shelters) be linked to more sustainable and
preventive responses (such as housing, legal
assistance, health care)?
housing first with other types of services ….
2. Julia Wygnansk:
(Housing First Warsaw)
of housing first what works best for whom?
Nurses – Brussels)Modular housing as a flexible solution for marginalised homeless people.
Discussion - Q & A
How many of these
invisible or so all too visible ....
are the victims of poverty
injustice?... of stigmatization?...
shamefully visible for our wellbeing
Trauma and homelessness
How many in 27 European Countries
dead yeach year?...
what about prevention?... about investment and