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Hemlöshet, en boendesituation eller ett tilläggsproblem?: En integrativ litteraturstudie om hemlöshet och insatser mot den
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this integrative literature review housing interventions for the homeless are examined. The main purpose of the study was to examine effective and insufficient components in the homelessness interventions, what factors affect the intervention policy and who the interventions are directed at. The literature search has been conducted in three separate databases and finally, 21 studies were included. The results are sorted in a table and then analyzed both thematically and theoretically. The result of the literature study shows that there is an agreement within this research area that the most important factor that affects the intervention design is the current view on the homelessness problem, depending on if the problem is described as a structural problem or caused by individual inadequacies. Many researchers have a systems theoretical view on homelessness while the practice often forms the interventions out of a traditional individual view that rely on homeless people being addicts or mentally ill. The interventions are therefore formed for people who belong to these categories and it becomes a requirement that homeless people show other problems, aside from the lack of housing stability, to receive help. The research also describes that this way of approaching the problem does not result in a decrease of homelessness and that the most common models of housing training does not fulfill its goals. Additionally, these interventions oppose empowerment thoughts of strengthening individuals and groups. To get the full picture of what measures needs to be taken to end homelessness, further research on the homeless who lack traditional problems and therefore fall out of the helping system is required.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
Homelessness, Interventions, Categorization, Empowerment, Systems Theory
Keywords [sv]
Hemlöshet, insatser, kategorisering, empowerment, systemteori
National Category
Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-33932OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-33932DiVA, id: diva2:698923
Subject / course
Socialt arbete, (socionomutb)
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Available from: 2014-03-06 Created: 2014-02-25 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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