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Goals and principles of providers working with people experiencing homelessness: A comparison between housing first and traditional staircase services in eight european countries

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dc.contributor.author Gaboardi, Marta
dc.contributor.author Lenzi, Michela
dc.contributor.author Disperati, Francesca
dc.contributor.author Santinello, Massimo
dc.contributor.author Vieno, Alessio
dc.contributor.author Tinland, Aurelie
dc.contributor.author Vargas-Moniz, Maria J.
dc.contributor.author Spinnewijn, Freek
dc.contributor.author O'Shaughnessy, Branagh R.
dc.contributor.author Wolf, Judith R.
dc.contributor.author Bokszczanin, Anna
dc.contributor.author Bernad, Roberto
dc.contributor.author Beijer, Ulla
dc.contributor.author Ornelas, José
dc.contributor.author Shinn, Marybeth
dc.contributor.author Consortium Study Group, HOME-EU
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-06T12:04:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-06T12:04:41Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net.proxy.lib.ul.ie/10344/7874
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The implementation and adaptation of the Housing First (HF) model represented profound changes the structure and delivery, goals, and principles of homeless services. These features of homeless services directly influence providers, their work performance and the clients’ outcomes. The present research, conducted in eight European countries, investigated how social providers working in HF or TS (Traditional Staircase) describe and conceptualize the goals and the principles of their services. Data were collected through 29 focus group discussions involving 121 providers. The results showed that HF and TS had similar and different goals for their clients in the following areas: support, social integration, satisfaction of needs, housing, and well-being. HF providers emphasized clients’ autonomy and ability to determine their personal goals, with housing being considered a start on the path of recovery, while TS were more focused on individual clients’ basic needs with respect to food, health and finding temporary accommodations. HF providers privileged the person-centered approach and housing as a right, while TS providers were more focused on helping everyone. Implications of the results are discussed as suggestions both for practice and for research en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation 2016/GA726997 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health;
dc.relation.ispartofseries 16(1590)
dc.subject goals en_US
dc.subject principles en_US
dc.subject service delivery en_US
dc.subject housing first en_US
dc.subject providers en_US
dc.subject homelessness en_US
dc.subject cross-national study en_US
dc.title Goals and principles of providers working with people experiencing homelessness: A comparison between housing first and traditional staircase services in eight european countries en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/ijerph16091590
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 2016/GA726997 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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