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Arbets- & Integrationscenter (AIC) - kontroll och hjälp genom aktivering

Larsson, Henrik LU (2010) SOPA63 20101
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to study an activation programme called Work & Integration Centre (Arbets- & Integrationscenter, AIC). Activation programmes are often based on both the help to and the control of the users – which are unemployed recipients of social assistance. By interviewing five employees at the programme I wanted to find out how they balanced between the help that they give and the control that they constitute. My aim was to characterize the programme and find out whether the programme should be looked upon as mainly a programme of help character or a programme of control character. I was also interested in how the employees reflected over the programme-users’ obstacles to become self-sufficient.
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The purpose of this essay was to study an activation programme called Work & Integration Centre (Arbets- & Integrationscenter, AIC). Activation programmes are often based on both the help to and the control of the users – which are unemployed recipients of social assistance. By interviewing five employees at the programme I wanted to find out how they balanced between the help that they give and the control that they constitute. My aim was to characterize the programme and find out whether the programme should be looked upon as mainly a programme of help character or a programme of control character. I was also interested in how the employees reflected over the programme-users’ obstacles to become self-sufficient.
The results of this essay gives us a rather complex picture of what AIC is. In most situations the helping function is the most prominent function, but in some significant situations the control function becomes dominating. For example, the users participation in the programme is not based on an investigation of the users need of the intervention, there seems to be some other reason why almost all recipients of social assistance are referred. Also, the users’ participation in the making of the individual plan is sometimes very limited and sometimes interventions are being used in a controlling way rather than a helping way. The study shows no particular results when it comes to the way the employees describe the users obstacles to become self-sufficient. The employees seem to have a broad understanding about the users situations and both individual as well as structural factors were pointed out (Less)
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Larsson, Henrik LU
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SOPA63 20101
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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control, social assistance, activation programme, activation, AIC
language
Swedish
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1613984
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to study an activation programme called Work & Integration Centre (Arbets- & Integrationscenter, AIC). Activation programmes are often based on both the help to and the control of the users – which are unemployed recipients of social assistance. By interviewing five employees at the programme I wanted to find out how they balanced between the help that they give and the control that they constitute. My aim was to characterize the programme and find out whether the programme should be looked upon as mainly a programme of help character or a programme of control character. I was also interested in how the employees reflected over the programme-users’ obstacles to become self-sufficient. 
    The results of this essay gives us a rather complex picture of what AIC is. In most situations the helping function is the most prominent function, but in some significant situations the control function becomes dominating. For example, the users participation in the programme is not based on an investigation of the users need of the intervention, there seems to be some other reason why almost all recipients of social assistance are referred. Also, the users’ participation in the making of the individual plan is sometimes very limited and sometimes interventions are being used in a controlling way rather than a helping way. The study shows no particular results when it comes to the way the employees describe the users obstacles to become self-sufficient. The employees seem to have a broad understanding about the users situations and both individual as well as structural factors were pointed out},
  author       = {Larsson, Henrik},
  keyword      = {control,social assistance,activation programme,activation,AIC},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Arbets- & Integrationscenter (AIC) - kontroll och hjälp genom aktivering},
  year         = {2010},
}