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Socialtjänstens arbete med hemlöshet:: En kvalitativ studie om hur socialtjänsten i Östersund arbetar för att motverka den lokala hemlösheten.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology and Social Work.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology and Social Work.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate how social services in the municipality of Östersund work to counter homelessness. This is done by examining how the authority defines homelessness, its responsibility for the target group and its services and future challenges. In this study we use a qualitative method where we have interviewed officials in the social services about the problem of homelessness in Östersund. The result shows that the social service defines homelessness in accordance with the National Board of Health and Welfare's (Socialstyrelsens) definition, but that they have reworked to adapt the services for different homeless groups. The authority's responsibility for homelessness in the municipality is followed by guidelines from the National Board of Health and Welfare, but at the same time the authorities place a great responsibility on the individual himself for solving his homelessness. The authority has a number of different services for target groups that have problems with homelessness, but there are a number of flaws within the services. The municipality of Östersund needs a better cooperation between instances and the application of new models to make the service more effective for reducing homelessness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 44
Keywords [en]
Homelessness, homelessness in Sweden, homeless people, social services, poverty, housing, housing first, municipality, social exclusion.
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37408OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-37408DiVA, id: diva2:1355327
Subject / course
Social work SS2
Educational program
Social Work Education - Bachelor of Science programme SSOCG 210 higher education credits
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2019-06-03

Available from: 2019-09-27 Created: 2019-09-27 Last updated: 2019-09-27Bibliographically approved

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