on health approaches to homelessness
The ENHW Newsletter n°15 – Summer 2012 is now
available online at the following address: http://feantsa.horus.be/code/EN/pg.asp?Page=760
The newsletter is published in the framework of the European
Network of Homeless Health Workers, which brings
together health professionals working with people who are homeless across the
EU. It is a multi-disciplinary initiative, aimed at all persons working with
homeless people in a health capacity, across all areas of mental and physical
health. The ENHW is a free initiative. You can send articles or information for inclusion in
future issues or flag up relevant events. If you know of colleagues who you
think would be interested, please pass on the newsletter to them.
HABITACT and social networks
We are keen to understand to what extent social
networks can help build the HABITACT network online.
If you are active users of LinkedIn, Facebook or
Twitter, please let us know. Or if you have any strong opinions on the use of
these networks (pros and cons), please contact us here: email@example.com
Glasgow conference on Housing First
Turning Point Scotland
is hosting a conference in Glasgow
on September 11th 2012 regarding the Housing First model. Housing
First is an innovative model designed to address homelessness, originating in
the US, but now being
developed in Europe. Individuals at risk of
homelessness and involved in drug misuse, have mental health or family issues,
are placed directly into independent tenancies instead of through transitional
housing programmes. The keynote speaker is Sam Tsemberis, the founder of
Pathways to Housing that developed the model in New York. They will also have workshops
looking at aspects of the model as applied in Vienna,
Marseille, Wales, London and Glasgow.
Full details can be found at http://www.turningpointscotland.com/housingfirst2012/
WILCO – Welfare innovations at the local level in
favour of social cohesion
This is a multi-annual European research project
(2010-2013) which is carrying out various pieces of research on local welfare
policies – some of the outputs so far include references to homelessness.
See all reports here: http://www.wilcoproject.eu/resources/
Summer break – Have a great one!
Weekly mailings will stop for the next few weeks and
start again on 13 August 2012.