HELP STANDARDS – DEBATE IN WROCLAW CITY
On 24th and 25th of January 2011 a debate took place in Wroclaw city regarding social work, street working and begging on the streets.Organizations and individuals that took part in this debate are most known in Poland. To name some of them: ‘Aid Society of St Brother Albert’, ‘Barka UK’, ‘Pomeranian Forum for the Exit from Homelessness’, Government Plenipotentiary for Disabled People, Member of European Parliament.
A group of experts from social work subject presented degree of social work provided to the homeless people and those who are at risk of homelessness. The need of developing service standards in social work provided to the homeless and at risk of homelessness.
A group of experts on street working. In the existing state there are no regulations about street working but the recommendation of the group is to maintain this state. Main recommendation is the necessity of introducing provisions on the method of street work, thanks to whom it will be possible a systemic way of financing street working which will eventually maintain the stability of action among the homeless people by street worker.
Dr Kazimiera Krol – socio-legal aspects of begging in contemporary Poland.
A systemic approach of homelessness issues on the basis of British experience – Dorota Harembska, Janusz Smura
Comparison of the work of Barka UK with the British model of work
Discussion around street working in the UK
Discussion about building partnerships in the UK
The importance of the role of self-help group leaders
Reflection about different type of models of work with people in need
The necessity of using multi-dimensional forms of support for homeless people
Matching individual forms of assistance to homeless people
Arouse among homeless people responsibility for solving their life situation
Appropriate activation of homeless people.