TAG : inequality
I shall never quite understand what it is like to live on the street
"I have more than eight years of experience from working with people who suffer homelessness. I have established countless relations, listened to endless numbers of life stories and often from the sidelines watched a merciless downfall from alcohol and substance abuse. I have followed several persons during their later years and have buried a few. But despite the harsh insight it still doesn´t give me the right to say that I know what life as a homeless person is like." Justine Mitchell, manager at Hug & Food
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...
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...
Preben Brandt´s page: ’Poverty homelessness'
Through the past decades, it has constantly been the residing Minister for Employment who has been in charge of the part of the social policy, which has included social benefits. Therefore it has been stated over and over again that working should pay off.
Thoughts subsequent to reading the SFI report 15:41, December 2015: ”Family Background and Social Marginalisation in Denmark”.
By Preben Brandt, January 2016 Not for a second you should doubt that it is important knowing the entire life story of a human being in order to understands its circumstances of living. Therefore, the research forming the background of this SFI...
What do we say when we want to meet eyes to eyes with the homeless people?
Until our forthcoming seminar at Bremen Theatre on 30 October ” The darkest hour is just before the dawn - will there be light” we will be running a series of interviews with the members of the panel. This week featuring Anette Laigaard, Social Director of the Municipality of Copenhagen: