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Om hemlöshet: Socialsekreterare om ett socialt problem i två kommuner
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
About homelessness : Social workers about a social problem in two municipalities (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to illuminate how social workers in social services work with the social phenomenon, homelessness in two municipalities. The study is based on qualitative semi-structured interviews with interviewees from a department of social services. Our theories that we used was resistant inequality, structural discrimination, exclusion, empowerment and representation. After compilation of our empirical our conclusions are that homelessness is a complex phenomenon. Social workers handles homelessness based on client’s needs and the work is individualized. There are no specific plans or guidelines. Homelessness is integrated in the organisation. The responsibility lies mainly on the individual to find housing. One other conclusion is that the landlords and housing are the largest affiliates to the social services regarding homelessness. The social workers work to prevent evictions by grants rent arrears because the housing market is the biggest problem. It’s a growing problem in both municipalities.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Homelessness, housing shortage, cooperation, own responsibility
Keyword [sv]
Hemlöshet, bostadsbrist, samverkan, eget ansvar
National Category
Other Social Sciences Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45069OAI: diva2:826368
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2015-06-25 Created: 2015-06-25 Last updated: 2015-06-25Bibliographically approved

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