Trimbos-instituutPrevention of homelessness         on the    European agenda         Prof. dr. Judith Wolf       Trimbos-...
Trimbos-instituut                         Conditions1) Be based on shared concept of homelessness & prevention2) Be well t...
Trimbos-instituut   Structural         Psycho social     factors             factors• Socio-cultural   • General risk fact...
Trimbos-instituut• General factors   – inadequate housing, low income, poor health, debts, low education     level, unempl...
Trimbos-instituut               Concept of Prevention               General         Selected           Indicated          ...
Trimbos-instituut   Pro-active: prevention of homelessness• People with a high risk of    • Info & advice  becoming evicte...
Trimbos-instituutOpen method of coordination on homelessness                               Performance indicators         ...
Trimbos-instituut                     Further Actions• Review and exchange national policy profiles• Make data collection ...
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Prevention of Homelessness on the European Agenda

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This presentation was made by Dr Judith Wolf at the 2004 Round Table on Social Inclusion in Rotterdam, Workshop on Prevention of Homelessness. It looks at concepts of prevention of homelessness and what it entails and how it might be addressed at European Level (from 2004)

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  • General: National. Agents: national government, national interest groups Specific: Local. Agents:municipalities and community, NGO’s Indicated: Local. Individual clients, workers, family, NGO’s,
  • Prevention of Homelessness on the European Agenda

    1. 1. Trimbos-instituutPrevention of homelessness on the European agenda Prof. dr. Judith Wolf Trimbos-instituut Utrecht Radboud University of Nijmegen mail: jwolf@trimbos.nl phone: xx 31 30 2971100
    2. 2. Trimbos-instituut Conditions1) Be based on shared concept of homelessness & prevention2) Be well targeted and clear in their aims3) Be embedded in national & local systems of legislation, policy & practice4) Be well informed, that is based on actual and reliable analyses of state of play5) Be carried out through co-operation between sectors and authorities at different levels, covering different dimensions
    3. 3. Trimbos-instituut Structural Psycho social factors factors• Socio-cultural • General risk factors• Economic • Specific factors• Institutional • Trigger factors• Managerial • Being homeless
    4. 4. Trimbos-instituut• General factors – inadequate housing, low income, poor health, debts, low education level, unemployment, living in ‘problem accumulation area’• Specific factors – child abuse, domestic violence, early parenting, mental health problems, drug & alcohol abuse, loneliness, frequent house moves, history of institutionalisation• Trigger factors – eviction, tenancy breakdown, leaving an institution, family or relationship breakdown, runaway from home• Being homeless – loss of control, loss of connectedness, part of exclusion culture, negative identity, lack of future perspective
    5. 5. Trimbos-instituut Concept of Prevention General Selected Indicated Strategies strategies strategiesAim Prevention of Prevention of Treatment of new cases of new cases of current & those excluded homeless recurrent casesTarget General Groups or Individuals or population communities at client systems high riskIntervention Equal access to Improvement Improvement social rights of of quality of infrastructure & life, housing, living situation participation
    6. 6. Trimbos-instituut Pro-active: prevention of homelessness• People with a high risk of • Info & advice becoming evicted • Education • Early intervention & pre• People leaving institutions crisis intervention • Crisis housing &• Young people temporary accommodation • Family support services• Immigrants & assylum • Debt management seekers • Access to resources & services• People experiencing domestic violence
    7. 7. Trimbos-instituutOpen method of coordination on homelessness Performance indicators People People using PeopleNational Policy Profile being homeless sleeping evicted services roughGeneral:securing social rightsGeneral:laws on housing,eviction, debts etcSpecific:laws on homelessnesspreventionSpecific:national programme onhomelessness
    8. 8. Trimbos-instituut Further Actions• Review and exchange national policy profiles• Make data collection integral part of national legislation & accountability structure: – risk & trigger factors – target groups• Describe & exchange practice based evidence• Carry out longitudinal studies on homelessness prevention• Monitor implementation of policies & practices

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