DIGNITY and WELL-BEING
COPENHAGEN 27-28-29 October 2016
Dear Colleagues 20 August 2016
SMES-Europa have the pleasure to invites you to participate in the third Workshop of project ‘Dignity & Well-being’, which is going to take place in COPENHAGEN on 27-28 -29 October 2016. co-organised with the colleagues of Projekt UDENFOR.
The purpose of D-&-WB European project is : to bring attention, to deepen listen the voice expressed or not, of these persons, home-less – health-less – hope-less, living in chronically way without habitation, rough sleeping or in emergency shelters, in scandalous conditions of absolute social exclusion and deprivation.
fundamental questions which we will try to find some answers:
TOGETHER & OUTREACHING will be the keywords that can offer positive answer to these both questions.
3. focus group
Saturday 29 October:
this additional meeting on the morning
will be dedicated to Health & Mental
Deadline for registration : 20 September
Dignity & well-being
and Fundamental right and
Solidarity are the keywords, which
were oriented - from 1992 - the social
mission and initiatives of SMES Europa.
We count - with your active
to continue to perform
at best this
in favour of people living in situations
of extreme social and health conditions.
Thank you pour your collaboration.
(*) ST. Mungos article: http://www.mungos.org/press_office/2496_prime-minster-urged-to-stop-the-scandal-of-people-with-mental-health-problems-sleeping-rough-as-new-figures-show-unprecedented-increase-in-numbers-on-the-streets
CRISIS estimation : New figures reveal that 3,569 people were found sleeping rough on any given night in England in 2015, an increase of 30% per cent on the previous year
Home-less - Health-less - Hope-less
When person have lost everything, there is no more that body for cry and street to get lost
Homeless living in severe & chronic social, physical, psychical precariousness are a symptom of the malaise of our civilization today and a permanent injury of democracy and social cohesion. They are almost a provocation and challenge both for those who are working in this sector and for those who should be responsible of the polis / citizens.
SMES-Europa, following these findings, propose Dignity & Well-being', as a transnational project promoting exchanges of experience and knowledge in the field of extreme poverty and mental illness / health , in order to promote adequate, effective and coherent answers, ensuring for each person dignity and well-being and promoting and facilitating the access to fundamental right and to basic citizen services.
General object of 'Dignity & Well-being project' is
The Dignity & Well-being workshops, will focus attention on relation and interaction between each individual homeless and the interventions made by social & health providers of services as :
The WORKSHOPS initiative of D-&-WB project , will be based on case studies of individual home-less, describing their health and mental health status, social situation and interventions made on their behalf by street workers in order to facilitate - together and in integrate and sustainable way the access to : 1) Health/mental health services; 2) Emergency and social assistance services; 3) Housing services; 4) Participative inclusion services.
SMES warmly invites each participant
in workshop to prepare with
colleagues of their service at least
an individual profile, (a study's
case) of a person well known and
followed by the service, using this
common protocol :
The preparation of these
interventions will enrich the
inter-vision work of workshop . The results of these
workshops will be at the basis of the 14th
European seminar, where the participants
will prepare the priorities and
recommendations to present both to local
policy makers and administrators.