LISBON 16 – 17 - 18 March 2017



TOGETHER it’s possible change through exchange concerning the pathways and the interventions in favour of homeless and mentally ill people

B A C K G R O U N D :
When the solution of complex situations concerning homeless people, in permanent way on the streets, shelters, squat and in extreme precariousness and poverty conditions, seems impossible, HOW to intervene ? "
How co-working in order to realise efficient synergies resulting by collaboration of different competences and services? This is the frequent questions of
professionals working on the front line with people who live in situations of chronic mental illness, principally in the street but also in institutions and
emergency reception centres.
- What kind of answers & proposals is it still possible to offer respectful of the person and his rights, especially when seems to refuse all institutional help and services?
- What kind of innovative interventions continuing to explore, against each kind of fatalism and resignation?
- What kind dynamics and synergies to raise, in order not continuing multiply interventions of individual competence and specialized services?

A I M o f  D - & - W B  P R O JE C T
To promote and facilitate exchanges and inter-vision concerning the efficient practices of effective prevention, support, assistance and inclusive participation of homeless people with mental problems. The project would essentially start with descriptions of real life situations and assessment of how effective given interventions were to proceed to point to innovative ways of doing things in order not only to raise awareness and to educate but also to present concrete proposals for incorporation into the policies in the field of prevention, assistance and inclusion.

O B J E C T I V E S :
WHO & HOW can heard – understand - answer ?
The workshops and European conference will be for all an opportunity :
1. to meet: listen & understand deepest, the voice of people who is voice-less because also : identity-less, home-less, health-less, hope-less…, means excluded.
2. to evaluate the causes & factors of this deprivation and to explain why some homeless seems to prefer life in the street or in shelters, despite adequate proposal of help and institutional services
3. to identify some innovative practices and coherent projects ;
4. to recommend some priorities & strategies in social & health policy


DRAFT of PROGRAM 16–17–18 March 2017

THURSDAY 16 March - Study visits

14:00 – 18:00
Exchange & study visits concerning these fourth sectors of services :
A. SOCIAL ASSISTANCE & EMERGENCY: shelters, dispensaries, drop-in centres…
B. HEALTH / MENTAL HEALTH in Institution or in local community…
C. HOME & HOUSING : solidarity apartments, shared apartments, supervised home…,
D. PARTICIPATION & CITIZENSHIP : job adequate; re-capacitation services …
and NPISA visit : Núcleo de Planeamento e Intervenção Pessoa Sem Abrigo

20:00 Welcome in the Municipality Hall

FRIDAY 17 March venue: Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa Avenida do Brasil 53 1700-063 – Lisboa - PT

08:30 Registration

09:00-09:30 Welcome and introduction (in plenary session translation : PT – EN – FR)

09:30-10:00 Keynote Speech: A person exists when his voice is heard and understood’

10:00-11:00 First Introductions in plenary session to workshops A & B : HOW Social Assistance and Mental Health services co-working for inclusion and autonomic life.

11:30-13:00 WSP A: From emergency and social assistance: in what way shelters services – hygiene & restauration services, promotes the autonomic life .
WSP B: In what way Health/MH services in the institutions or in community based, promote together prevention, treatment and sustainable care?

13:00-14:00 Break

14:00-15:00 Second introduction in plenary session to workshop C & D :
Housing and Rehabilitation Services co-working for re-appropriation of ‘home’ and for re-capacitation on “job” supporting and accompany home-less & job-less people

15:00-16:30 WSP C: Re-appropriation : In what way Housing and different Home projects can promote and facilitate the re-appropriation of dignity and relationship with others .
WSP D: Re-capacitation and recovery through adapted job and self-esteem from permanent dependence of assistance to inclusive and active participation

16:30-17:00 break

17:00-18:00 VIDEOS & POSTERS EXIBITIONS : In plenary session

20:00 Welcome of local authorities ….. (responsible of social field)

SATURDAY 18 March in plenary session

09:00-10:30 ROUND TABLE A-B and C-D will introduce through a power point the main points of workshops, for discussion in plenary session and finalise the conclusive proposals and priorities that we will introduce in May in hearing session in EU Parliament.

10:30-11:00 break

11:00-12:30 FOCUS GROUP : we propose a special attention to Migrants – Refugees – Asylum seekers: between rejection and welcome; between assistance and inclusion …

13:00 Conclusion of XIV Conference SMES-Europe

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