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"Eftersom det är frivilligt så kan de ju tacka nej" - En analys av argument för och emot Bostad först respektive boendetrappan i två kommuner

Sabel Olsson, Katarina LU (2010) SOPA63 20101
School of Social Work
Abstract
Abstract
Author: Katarina Sabel – Olsson
Title: „Since it‟s voluntary, they are free to say no‟– An analysis regarding arguments for and against the housing first-model and the staircase of transition-model in two local municipalities.
Supervisor: Weddig Runquist
Assessor: Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed
In many of the municipalities in Sweden the local social authorities are using a staircase of transition or „housing staircase‟ as a part of the organized work of providing residences for homeless individuals, i.e. they cannot obtain a residence on the ordinary housing market. Before the client has advanced to the highest step on the staircase of transition, that is a dwelling of ones own, he or she subleases a flat by the social... (More)
Abstract
Author: Katarina Sabel – Olsson
Title: „Since it‟s voluntary, they are free to say no‟– An analysis regarding arguments for and against the housing first-model and the staircase of transition-model in two local municipalities.
Supervisor: Weddig Runquist
Assessor: Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed
In many of the municipalities in Sweden the local social authorities are using a staircase of transition or „housing staircase‟ as a part of the organized work of providing residences for homeless individuals, i.e. they cannot obtain a residence on the ordinary housing market. Before the client has advanced to the highest step on the staircase of transition, that is a dwelling of ones own, he or she subleases a flat by the social authority or a municipal housing unit. The residents have to sign special kind of contracts that limit the individual‟s privacy and autonomy in their flats. Due to the fact that most homeless people is regarded as „incapable of independent living‟, they first have to prove for the social authorities that they are capable of independent living and will stay sober. They will be downgraded to a lower step as a punishment for misbehaviour, The dwelling becomes in „the housing staircase‟ a means to achieve sobriety. As a contrast, in „housing first‟-model the dwelling is a purpose in itself, in which the residents at once will receive a contract of their own. This study compares two local municipalities and their motives in one case to keep the „housing staircase‟ on-going and in the other case trying to examine the housing-first model. The study is based on qualitative methods. Above all, I have interviewed representatives of social services in the two municipalities. The study shows that the idea of housing-first is difficult to implement in housing companies, including the municipal housing companies, and the resistance in these units will create a sort of adaptability from the social authority. The motives in the other municipality, that is to continue with the staircase of transition, are based on the fact that „housing staircase‟ is working well regarding the purpose of the social services and is regarded as a help for the clients to become motivated.
Key words: homeless, staircase of transition, housing first and social services (Less)
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Sabel Olsson, Katarina LU
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SOPA63 20101
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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housing first, homeless, staircase of transition, social services
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Swedish
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1612253
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Author: Katarina Sabel – Olsson
Title: „Since it‟s voluntary, they are free to say no‟– An analysis regarding arguments for and against the housing first-model and the staircase of transition-model in two local municipalities.
Supervisor: Weddig Runquist
Assessor: Elizabeth Martinell Barfoed
In many of the municipalities in Sweden the local social authorities are using a staircase of transition or „housing staircase‟ as a part of the organized work of providing residences for homeless individuals, i.e. they cannot obtain a residence on the ordinary housing market. Before the client has advanced to the highest step on the staircase of transition, that is a dwelling of ones own, he or she subleases a flat by the social authority or a municipal housing unit. The residents have to sign special kind of contracts that limit the individual‟s privacy and autonomy in their flats. Due to the fact that most homeless people is regarded as „incapable of independent living‟, they first have to prove for the social authorities that they are capable of independent living and will stay sober. They will be downgraded to a lower step as a punishment for misbehaviour, The dwelling becomes in „the housing staircase‟ a means to achieve sobriety. As a contrast, in „housing first‟-model the dwelling is a purpose in itself, in which the residents at once will receive a contract of their own. This study compares two local municipalities and their motives in one case to keep the „housing staircase‟ on-going and in the other case trying to examine the housing-first model. The study is based on qualitative methods. Above all, I have interviewed representatives of social services in the two municipalities. The study shows that the idea of housing-first is difficult to implement in housing companies, including the municipal housing companies, and the resistance in these units will create a sort of adaptability from the social authority. The motives in the other municipality, that is to continue with the staircase of transition, are based on the fact that „housing staircase‟ is working well regarding the purpose of the social services and is regarded as a help for the clients to become motivated.
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  note         = {Student Paper},
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