Thematic issue Home- and Community-Based Work at the Margins of Welfare: Balancing between Disciplinary, Participatory and Caring Approaches (eds. Kirsi Juhila, Cecilia Hansen Löfstrand and Johanna Ranta) is now published by Social Inclusion, a peer-reviewed open access journal. The issue is avalaible online here.
The following articles are written by the Geohome researchers:
Home- and Community-Based Work at the Margins of Welfare: Balancing between Disciplinary, Participatory and Caring Approaches
Kirsi Juhila, Cecilia Hansen Löfstrand and Johanna Ranta
Deinstitutionalisation and ‘Home Turn’ Policies: Promoting or Hampering Social Inclusion?
Christopher Hall, Suvi Raitakari and Kirsi Juhila
Transforming Worker–Client Identities: From Shelters to Housing First
Cecilia Hansen Löfstrand and Kirsi Juhila
From Home to Community: Reflecting Emotions Related to Mobility
Suvi Holmberg and Jenni-Mari Räsänen
“Body Work” in Home-Based Substance Abuse Care
Engaging with Hard-To-Reach Clients: Towards the Last Resort Response
by Welfare Workers
Sirpa Saario, Christopher Hall and Doris Lydahl
By the end of the 20th century, deinstitutionalisation had become a pervasive trend in the Western world. This thematic issue discusses how successful deinstitutionalisation has been in enabling dignified and safe living with necessary services in local communities. It contributes to an understanding of the history and phases of deinstitutionalisation and ‘home turn’ policies, and sheds light on the grassroots‐level of home‐ and community‐based work at the margins of welfare, hitherto little researched. The latter includes grassroots work to implement the Housing First approach to homelessness, commonly portrayed as a means of social inclusion, worker–client interactions during home visits and in the local community, as well as close inspections of what ‘housing support’ may actually entail in terms of care, discipline and service user participation.