We are currently running a European wide survey on HR support provided by homeless services. How is HR organised in your local context >>> PARTICIPATE  HEREhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JFBZL59 . 

For any questions, please contact project officer Ruth Kasper.

 

HR4Homelessness identified one of the most urgent challenges of homeless services which is to improve HR services for people in situation of homelessness. Until today, people in homelessness who use drugs lack access to HR services, die or get infected with life-threatening diseases. Effective HR reduction is the first crucial step to improve their health situation.

The main activities and outputs of the project:

  • Develop the Harm Reduction Key Principles which support services in improving HR service provision.
  • Provide a 3-days training, based on the Key Principles, targeting frontline staff working with homeless and drug use related services.
  • The Country Reports will provide an analysis of the current HR service provision in the partner countries (HU, DK, NL, PT, IE), including strategies and policies, and identify common characteristics of service provision & common denominators of successful interventions.
  • Run a  Europe-wide survey on current HR service provision by homeless services. Results will be presented in the European Report which will also provide a comparative analysis of current strategies on HR provision in the partner countries and beyond.
  • Policy recommendations for policy makers working at local and European levels
  • Organize national dissemination events to establish the Harm Reduction Key Principles as best practice and disseminate the project and outputs.  

All outputs will be available for free and will be published on this website as well as the dates of the dissemination events (planned for spring 2021). You can also contact the project officer Ruth Kasper.

HR4Homelessness started on the 1st of September 2019 and will run for 2 years. It is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. The project involves organisations from the homeless, drug use related and human rights sector: FEANTSA (Belgium/EU- coordinator), Correlation Network / Rainbow Group (NL), Rights Reporter Foundation (HU), Simon Communities of Ireland (Ireland), Health Team City of Copenhagen (DK), Norte Vida (PT) and SMES-B (Belgium) as associate partner.