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”Du ska ju inte vara ett ärende på socialtjänsten för att du inte hittar någon bostad” En kvalitativ studie om socialsekreterares erfarenheter av hemlöshetsproblematiken

Lindell Quelhas, Maria LU (2015) SOPA63 20151
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine social workers comprehension of their role in the homelessness discourse. The used method was a qualitative method persisting of five semi-structured interviews with social workers working with homelessness within social services. Michael Lipskys (2010) theory of street-level bureaucracy was used as a theoretical base to answer the questions asked in the study. The understanding of leadership in an organizational context was also used as a perspective to analyze the social workers experiences. The social workers experiences resulted in an analysis that has been presented in three broad discussions: homelessness as a phenomenon, clients who are homeless and social workers work in practice. They explained... (More)
The aim of this study was to examine social workers comprehension of their role in the homelessness discourse. The used method was a qualitative method persisting of five semi-structured interviews with social workers working with homelessness within social services. Michael Lipskys (2010) theory of street-level bureaucracy was used as a theoretical base to answer the questions asked in the study. The understanding of leadership in an organizational context was also used as a perspective to analyze the social workers experiences. The social workers experiences resulted in an analysis that has been presented in three broad discussions: homelessness as a phenomenon, clients who are homeless and social workers work in practice. They explained different explanations of what homelessness means for the social workers depending if their statements was based on the purpose of their work or what the work actually consists of in practice. The study also showed that a frustration has arisen for the social workers because of the ethical complexity of their work and the expectations of their profession from their surroundings. They spoke of a responsibility for new groups entering the social services work, because of legislation, that is growing at the expense of clients with a much greater need of their services. Furthermore results show that the social workers do not feel the need for more resources (although it is always appreciated) but rather desire that other operators took responsibility for those individuals that are considered homeless because of structural housing problems. (Less)
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Lindell Quelhas, Maria LU
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SOPA63 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Social Workers, Social Work Research, Homelessness, Social Work
language
Swedish
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7363424
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2015-06-17 11:15:19
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to examine social workers comprehension of their role in the homelessness discourse. The used method was a qualitative method persisting of five semi-structured interviews with social workers working with homelessness within social services. Michael Lipskys (2010) theory of street-level bureaucracy was used as a theoretical base to answer the questions asked in the study. The understanding of leadership in an organizational context was also used as a perspective to analyze the social workers experiences. The social workers experiences resulted in an analysis that has been presented in three broad discussions: homelessness as a phenomenon, clients who are homeless and social workers work in practice. They explained different explanations of what homelessness means for the social workers depending if their statements was based on the purpose of their work or what the work actually consists of in practice. The study also showed that a frustration has arisen for the social workers because of the ethical complexity of their work and the expectations of their profession from their surroundings. They spoke of a responsibility for new groups entering the social services work, because of legislation, that is growing at the expense of clients with a much greater need of their services. Furthermore results show that the social workers do not feel the need for more resources (although it is always appreciated) but rather desire that other operators took responsibility for those individuals that are considered homeless because of structural housing problems.},
  author       = {Lindell Quelhas, Maria},
  keyword      = {Social Workers,Social Work Research,Homelessness,Social Work},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Du ska ju inte vara ett ärende på socialtjänsten för att du inte hittar någon bostad” En kvalitativ studie om socialsekreterares erfarenheter av hemlöshetsproblematiken},
  year         = {2015},
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