Painopiste ennaltaehkäisevien työmuotojen kehittämisessä

PAAVO 2008 – 2015
Jari Karppinen, PAAVO program leader
Why an international evaluation?
• Good results from the international peer review in 2010:
experience and views from other countries
• Now the main focus is in the changing service stucture
and finding innovative work practises.
instructions for planning the future strategy
• Interesting new outlook and openings
The conclusions of the evaluation
• A more thorough analysis on the materials after the
observations and discussions during the second visit
• An evaluaton report ready in 12/2014
• The report is published in 1/2015
• The results are utilized in planning the future strategy as
well as policy work and developing services
• Planning the strategy on homelessness for 2016-2019
• A working paper to be used as backgound material in
planning the policy work (not a ready proposal)
• Based on the preliminary proposal made last spring
• The final policy proposal is made after a process of joint
discussions and planning
• The working paper and a link to send feedback :
The target is to integrate housing social work and the
housing first principle in a more comprehensive and closer
way to the policy on social integration and combating social
• To prevent homelessness and to improve prerequisities
for housing
• To prevent people from ending up homeless again
• Understanding the meaning of housing first and
underlining the view of housing
• Focus on prevention and identifying risk factors at an
early stage
• Participation, empowerment, integration and normal
• Innovations and effectiveness
• Regional and international connections
• The tripartite model in financing the work has perhaps
been the most important factor in achieving good results
in housing social work. The target is to complement the
tripartite model with ESF-funds.
• Negotiations with financiers during autumn 2014
• Discussions about financing also in the small PAAVO
steering group during this autumn.
Structures for cooperation
More extensive and more commited cooperation
• Better understanding of the operational environment in
different cities and regions in the letters of intent
• In international relations towards a more coordinated
cooperation with countries tackling the same challenges
(Denmark, the Netherlands).
• Connections with other ongoing reforms, programs and
projects ( SOTE = Social and health services reform,
Youth guarantee)
The evaluation of the program in based on utilizing realtime
evidence based information in a systematic way
• HEAVY (A network of useful evidence)
• Overall plan
• Improving the methology in future research
• Peer evaluations (experts by experience, people working
in the services) connected as an integral part in the
evaluation work
Development work
Experience from the coordination of the development work
(Networking for Development project in Y-Foundation) has
proved that it is reasonable to concentrate the coordination
to a network project with sufficient resources
• Continuity
• Information about a great variety of development projects
• Working in/with networks
• Supporting experimentation, finding quick ways to test
new work models
Homelessness Prevention
In preventing homelessness a coordinated multiprofessional
cooperation of various admistrative sectors is necessary to
utilize the expert knowledge in an effective way
Minimizing the risks of homelessness + strengthening the
protecting factors
2. 1000 rental aparments for homeless people per year.
Measures to lower the threshold in renting to homeless
people are developed
3. Influencing the structures and norms but also supporting the
tenants to be able to keep their homes
Homelessness Prevention
4. Housing advice services are extended: they are
available all over the country and also in private rental
5. Immigrant homelessness is not considered only as a
problem of the individual but also as a matter of social
integration, housing policy and developing welfare
6. Housing & support are guaranteed for young people as
a part of the Youth Guarantee, construction of youth
housing is increased.
7. Special needs of various groups of homeless people
are taken into account
Preventing ending up homeless
1.The principles in Housing First work are clarified and
quality criteria are developed to steer the housing social
work and procurement of services
2. Securing the housing for most vulnerable homeless
people and testing new work models
3. Developing meaningful, low threshold daily activities
A collective planning process
• Development teams to work on spesific issues
• A meeting of ministries
• A meeting of financiers
• Visits in the cities
• Seminars and working groups
• A summarized proposal 1/2015
Feedback received
• All necessary fields of activities are not involved yet
(Still too much attention to housing questions)
The roles of different services must be defined
How is it possible to connect addiction treatment and
mental health services more closely to homeless services
AUNE must also be connected more closely to both the
present and future policy programs and actions.
At best it offers decision makers a solution to speed up
the change in the organisational structure (without AUNE
the social and health services reform will be ”hollow”)
What are the key approaches in AUNE in the process of
structural change? Which key features are selected?
Pilot work on floating support
• 12 process descriptions
A service process and/or a description of the cooperation
• Evaluation
A model for self evaluation (practical tools, commensurate results
Peer evaluation model for promising practices
A research on cost effects of the models?
Testing ACT in Finland
• A desciption of the pilot work process
Essential characteristics
• A new way of planning services, coordination of multi
diciplinary cooperation, reorganization of tasks and
allocating resources  a challenge to leadership
• Developing service processes  a challenge to create
work models
• The change: floating support, teams, work in pairs 
a challenge to professional identity and personal
Evaluation based on the special features in the work?
Special questions?
• How do we get enough affordable scattered housing
Normal and permanent solutions (no need to move out when the
support is ended)
Why should I rent to a homeless person?
• New challenges for networking
Making multiprofessional teams and coordinating the work
Best use of the special expertice in teams and the existing service
Encouraging work models for crisis situations
• Reforming professionalism
Working in someone else´s home
New roles of workers
• Cost efficiency in floating support
• Loneliness and supporting social integration
Data collection
Processing and
evaluating the
data together
Definition of
Executive group
A review on
Executive board in
welfare services
Youth guidance and
service network
PAAVOmanagement team
PAAVO Networking for Development & Research and Development House Ajatustalo Oy