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projekt UDENFOR offers a large number of dissemination activities in Danish and English: presentations, talks, lessons and teaching resources as well as professional feedback, coaching and mediation that you can book by emailing Jane Laustsen at jl@udenfor.dk. You can also sign up for our free monthly information meeting, which is open to everyone. Sign up for a free information meeting using the calendar on our homepage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentations and Talks

Kick-start project days, staff meetings or CSR activities in your municipality, institution or organisation with a presentation about homelessness tailored to your audience and professional field. Presentations and talks can also include personal accounts and field visits if you would like it.

These are some of the presentations we currently offer:

Marginalisering i det moderne samfund / Marginalisation in Modern Society
Opvækstvilkår og udstødelse / Upbringing and Exclusion
Socialt udsatte – sat udenfor / Socially Vulnerable Groups – Marginalised
Hvorfor bliver man hjemløs og er der nogen vej tilbage? / Why Are People Homeless and How Can We Help Them?
De, der ikke nåede toget: Om hjemløshed i velfærdssamfundet / The Ones Left Behind: Homelessness in the Welfare Society
Social udsathed i relation til fattigdom, hjemløshed og socialpolitik / Social Vulnerability in Relation to Poverty, Homelessness and Social Policy
Social ulighed i sundhed og i livsbetingelser / Social Inequality in Health and Life Conditions
Byen, boligen og social og sundhedsmæssig ulighed / The City, the Home and Social and Health Inequalities
Er der socialt udsatte uden for storbyerne? / Do Any Socially Vulnerable Citizens Live Outside Big Cities?
De socialt udsattes møde med systemet. Hvad fremmer eller hæmmer et positivt forløb? / The Socially Vulnerable and The System: What Promotes or Hinders a Positive Outcome?
Vi tager temperaturen på hjemløsheden i København LIGE NU! / What Does Homelessness in Copenhagen Look Like Right Now?
At søge udfordringen dér hvor håbløsheden er iøjnefaldende – erfaringer med særlige projektindsatser for de svageste borgere / Adressing Challenges Where Hopelessness Is Most Evident –Targeted Projects for the Most Vulnerable Citizens
Fra klient til borger – en rolle i konstant forandring. En socialpolitisk rejse gennem 30 år blandt udsatte borgere i den sociale forvaltning / From Client to Citizen – A Constantly Changing Role. Social Services for Vulnerable Citizens over the Course of 30 Years    
Hvad kan hjemløse lære os? Portræt af gadefolk, der krydsede vores vej / What Can We Learn from the Homeless? Portraits of Street People Who Crossed Our Path
Hjemløshed i en litterær sammenhæng / Homelessness in Literature
Socialpsykiatriens udvikling gennem de sidste tre årtier / Developments in Social Psychiatry over the Last Three Decades
Frivilligt socialt arbejde: udfordringer og muligheder / Voluntary Social Work: Challenges and Opportunities


Lessons and Teaching Resources

projekt UDENFOR offers a broad selection of lesson plans, lectures and teaching resources centred on homelessness for many different target groups. We can teach grades 7 to 10 as well as college and university students. These teaching sessions can take place at projekt UDENFOR or in your classroom. We are happy to tailor all sessions to your specific needs, e.g. teach a single lesson or arrange a full project day, a project week, a specialization or a module.

These are some examples of lessons and lectures we currently offer:

Working with Homeless People
Projekt UDENFORs metode i det opsøgende gadeplansarbejde – hvad virker? / projekt UDENFOR’s Outreach Method – What Works?
Opsøgende og udgående arbejde med hjemløse / Street Outreach Work and Engagement in Homeless Services
Professionelle og personlige kompetencer i arbejdet med hjemløse / Professional and Personal Competences When Working with Homeless People
Etiske dilemmaer i arbejdet med hjemløse / Ethical Dilemmas When Working with Homeless People
Eksempler på eksperimenterende indsatser i hjemløsearbejdet / Examples of Experimental Approaches to Working with Homeless People
Frivilligt socialt arbejde – udfordringer og muligheder / Voluntary Social Work: Challenges and Opportunities
Hvorfor bliver man hjemløs og er der nogen vej tilbage? / Why Are People Homeless and How Can We Help Them?  
Hvordan er unges hjemløshed forskellig fra ældres hjemløshed? / How Does Youth Homelessness Differ from Homelessness Among the Elderly?
Hvem er de hjemløse og hvordan hjælper vi bedst? / Who Are the Homeless and What Are the Best Ways to Help Them?
Vi tager temperaturen på hjemløsheden i København LIGE NU / What Does Homelessness in Copenhagen Look Like Right Now?

Inequality
Social ulighed i sundhed og livsbetingelser / Social Inequality in Health and Life Conditions
Fra Sygepleje på Hjul til Socialsygeplejerske / From Nurse on Wheels to Social Nurse
Kvinder og hjemløshed – risikofaktorer / Women and Homelessness – Risk Factors

Vulnerability and Marginalisation

Marginalisering i det moderne samfund / Marginalisation in Modern Society
Opvækstvilkår og udstødelse / Upbringing and Exclusion
Social udsathed i relation til fattigdom, hjemløshed og socialpolitik / Social Vulnerability in Relation to Poverty, Homelessness and Social Policy
Er der socialt udsatte uden for storbyerne? / / Do Any Socially Vulnerable Citizens Live Outside Big Cities?
Byen, boligen og social og sundhedsmæssig ulighed / / The City, the Home and Social and Health Inequalities
Socialt udsatte – sat udenfor / Socially Vulnerable Groups – Marginalised
Socialt udsattes møde med systemet. Hvad fremmer eller hæmmer et positivt forløb? / The Socially Vulnerable and The System: What Promotes or Hinders a Positive Outcome?  
Digitaliseringens konsekvenser for socialt udsatte – erfaringer fra et IT-projekt / What Digitisation Means for Socially Vulnerable Citizens – Experiences from an IT Project

Homelessness in Art and Culture
Hjemløshed i en litterær sammenhæng / Homelessness in Literature

Projekt Gadeklog – at blive klog på gaden – undervisning til Folkeskolens ældste klasser / Project Street Smart – Learn About Life on the Streets – Lessons for Grades 7-10
Fra Poverty Walks over Roskilde Festival til Caminoen / From Povery Walks over Roskilde Festival to The Camino
Welcome Homeless – Jens Galschiøts hjemløsefigurer på rejse med projekt UDENFOR / Welcome Homeless – Jens Galschiøt’s Scultures of Homeless People and Their Journey through Europe with Projekt UDNFOR

Hvad kan hjemløse lære os? Portræt af gadefolk, der krydsede vores vej / What Can We Learn from the Homeless? Portraits of Street People Who Crossed Our Path

Historical Perspectives on Social Policy
Fra klient til borger – en rolle i konstant forandring. En socialpolitisk rejse gennem 30 år i den sociale forvaltning / From Client to Citizen – A Constantly Changing Role. Social Services for Vulnerable Citizens over the Course of 30 Years
De, der ikke nåede toget: om hjemløshed i velfærdssamfundet / The Ones Left Behind: Homelessness in the Welfare Society
Socialpsykiatriens udvikling gennem de seneste 3 årtier / Developments in Social Psychiatry over the Last Three Decades


Feedback and Coaching

Is your relationship with service users or collaborators strained? We offer feedback, coaching and mediation individually and in groups. Feedback might be needed in difficult situations involving:

A service user who we cannot ‘read’
Behaviour that we do not understand
Expected development that does not happen
Resistance (from a service user or collaborators)

Our approach is simple: send us five lines describing your challenge and together we will spend two hours working to inspire you and challenge your existing ideas, enabling you to move closer to a possible solution.

We also offer professional support and interventions when collaborators need assistance with outreach work targeting homeless ‘recluses’.

This is a testimonial from a group of care workers who participated in a feedback and coaching session with projekt UDENFOR:

The outreach worker was a strong communicator who really knew how to inspire us and give us useful input on our work and daily praxis. We felt that he was very serious about the issues we presented. He listened carefully and made a clear effort to offer possible solutions to the challenges we described. This session has given us many good ideas and new strategies for our continued praxis and approach to our residents. Perhaps most importantly, the session has given us new perspectives on the work we do every day.”
(Care worker at a residential institution)
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ARTIKLER

The media should concentrate less on the personal stories

Råbin Bille is 19 years old and has just received housing placement after almost three years in the streets. She has been in touch with the media several times, while homeless. Here she shares her experience:

People know that it’s cold to sleep outside in January – but there’s a lot they don’t know. Why don’t they ask about that?

Kåre lives at a shelter after having lived on the street for 3 years. Project UDENFOR met up with him to talk about the media and homeless people.

WE MUST ACT NOW, SO THAT WE DON’T LOSE THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE

The national survey of homelessness in Denmark 2017 is disappointing to reading, because homelessness in Denmark is continuously rising. According to the report, published on September 1st 2017 by The Danish Center of Applied Social Science, the number...

Diversity in the Media

"A new way of thinking and a change of habits are needed among those who decide what the media run and how they do it"

a home outside – exhibition at aros

In August around 12 young homeless people are participating in the art project A home OUTSIDE, which is a collaborative project between projekt UDENFOR, the artists Jens Haaning and Mikkel Carl and the museum ARoS in Aarhus. The project consists of...

An increasing number of women are rendered homeless

The national survey on homelessness in Denmark 2017 from VIVE (The Danish Centre for Applied Social Science) shows a continued growth of homelessness among women. After some years of a stable count of round 22% the proportion of women has, in the...

FEANTSA FOCUSES ON LGBTIQA+ AND HOMELESSNESS IN EUROPE

projekt UDENFOR welcomes FEANTSA’s magazine ’LGBTIQ Homelessness’. The initiative offers sound research insights and a number of references that can be used for praxis within or further study of an area which is fortunately becoming more and more visible. Read more and download the magazine here.

FEANTSA sætter fokus på LGBTIQA+ og hjemløshed i Europa

projekt UDENFOR hilser FEANTSAs nyeste magasin velkommen. Her er vigtig viden og en mængde referencer til praksis og undersøgelser på et område, som heldigvis nu er på vej ud af sin skyggetilværelse. Du kan læse mere og hente magasinet her.

Are there any homeless children in Denmark?

Unfortunately, the answer is yes. The national mapping of homeless people in Denmark in 2017 shows that there were at least 39 homeless children under the age of 18 in week 6 in 2017.

20 Social Workers Out on the Streets to Count Rough Sleepers

Most Copenhageners had already gone to bed, unfazed by the sound of the steady rain falling outside, when 20 social workers trailed through the streets of Copenhagen at around 01 a.m. on September 7. Each social worker was armed with a map of a specific area, out to locate people sleeping on the street and help create an overview of the number of rough sleepers in Copenhagen at present.

The new Danish national survey of homelessness and homeless people sleeping rough

Some homeless people, thankfully only a small number, sleep on the street, exposed to the elements. It is this group, so-called rough sleepers, and specifically those who struggle with mental illness, whom projekt UDENFOR has worked to help for over twenty years. Considering the charity has been operating for all these years, it is a pill all the more difficult to swallow that not only are there still people sleeping rough, but that the number is growing.

Homeless People in Aarhus Deserve Longlasting Solutions

Aarhus is to be a city where there is room for everybody – high and low, rich and poor. Otherwise we stake the community that helps us all obtain the sense of security, solidarity and unity immensely important for our common good.

Homeless migrants need help – not harassment and victimization

During the spring of 2017, Project UDENFOR has noticed that an increasingly spiteful tone is being used towards migrants living in the streets of Copenhagen. Project UDENFOR does not deem it worthy of a welfare society to victimize and exclude the most vulnerable from city space. Let us meet them with understanding, inclusiveness and help.

Homeless migrants need help – not harassment and victimization

During the spring of 2017, Project UDENFOR has noticed that an increasingly spiteful tone is being used towards migrants living in the streets of Copenhagen. Project UDENFOR does not deem it worthy of a welfare society to victimize and exclude the most vulnerable from city space. Let us meet them with understanding, inclusiveness and help.

The Homeless Youth Situation in the United States

Youth homelessness is not an isolated issue but rather a systematic societal problem - sources estimate that between 500,000 and 2.8 million youth are homeless within the United States each year.

Women who are exposed to violence risk becoming homeless

Homelessness is often the result of an interplay between several factors, of which violence is just one of many risk factors. Violence multiplies a woman's risk of falling into homelessness because violence typically starts a chain reaction in many other areas of life, which may lead to exclusion and homelessness.

Report on Homeless Migrants in Copenhagen

Homeless migrants have few rights, just as this is a group of homeless people about which very little documented knowledge exists. This report describes the experiences Fonden projekt UDENFOR has had in relation to homeless migrants, som that – hopefully – it can contribute to qualifying the future social work.

Buy the Poster from the Seminar on Homeless Women

Many people have asked us whether it is possible to buy the poster from the seminar on 12th May: ’Women on the Bottom of Denmark - When Vulnerability has a Gender’. Now you can purchase the poster in A3 size (30x42 cm) at DKK 50. Send a mail and...

A Sick Difference – About the Unhealthy Homelessness

In DR1’s documentary series on inequality within health, the focus is on the difference in the health of the rich and the poor,  as we have already reported,  we know a lot about the special conditions of the socially vulnerable people, who are also...

A Sick Difference – What to Do about the Inequality?

Presently, DR runs a series of documentaries about social inequality within health, showing the ever larger difference between rich and poor in Denmark. The poor people gets more ill and see their GP more than the rich people. The gulf between those who...

Homeless Reforms are Necessary

The government is planning political talks in the autumn of 2016 concerning a reform of the Service Act. As part of the regulation of significance to the homeless initiatives, we can only welcome reforms. Through the past seven years, where the extent...

Thoughts of a Street-based Worker

“In Denmark you choose being homeless” That is the view of many Danish people and is also what I often hear in my work on the streets. Self-imposed homelessness, neglect, substance abuse and mental issues are most people's answer to questions of...

Seminar: Women at Rock-Bottom of Denmark – Homelessness with a Gender

On 12th May is the date of projekt UDENFOR's seminar on homeless women. Meet a street-based worker, a head of institution and an artist, all contributing to the seminar. Ida Devald Ida Devald is a social worker and member of the street-based...

Report from a Night duty

The night between Thursday and Friday, two of our street-based workers were on night duty. We do that on a continuous basis to help the people on the streets and to get a perspective on who are sleeping rough. The purpose is always to see whether the...

Are the Danish People Changing their View on Homelessness?

Late 2015, Rådet for Socialt Udsatte (Council of Socially Vulnerable People) published a survey of the Danish people's view of socially vulnerable people. The survey was carried out by the consultancy company Epinion on the basis of asking 1,013...