- AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Any type of housing, including rental/home ownership, permanent/temporary, for-profit/non-profit, that costs less than 30% of a household’s pre-tax income.
GR: Προσιτή (οικονομικά) στέγαση
IT: Alloggi economicamente accessibili
PT: Habitação a custos acessíveis
SP: Alojamiento económicamente accesible
- ASYLUM SEEKER
A person who has left their home country and is seeking asylum as a political refugee in another, asylum being the protection granted by the hosting State.
IT: Richiedente asilo
PT: Requerente de asilo
SP: Solicitante de asilo
- AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS
The term “at risk of homelessness
” means, with respect to an individual or family, that the individual or family— (A) has income below 30 percent of median income for the geographic area; (B) has insufficient resources immediately available to attain housing stability; and (C) (i) has moved frequently because of economic reasons; (ii) is living in the home of another because of economic hardship; (iii) has been notified that their right to occupy their current housing or living situation(...)
The ability to make your own decisions without being controlled by anyone else.
- CASE MANAGEMENT
A collaborative and client-centered approach to service provision for people experiencing homelessness
. In this approach, a case worker assesses the needs of the client (and potentially their families) and when appropriate, arranges, coordinates and advocates for delivery and access to a range of programs and services to address their needs.
GR:Διαχείριση περίπτωσης/Χειρισμός περιστατικού
IT: Gestione del caso (case management
PT: Gestão de caso
- PROFESSIONAL SKILLS ASSESSMENT
Test and interviews designed to evaluate professional competencies and further skills (relational, emotional, etc.). This tool is sometimes used with unemployed people, in the path of work reintegration, to help them develop a greater awareness of their own resources and previous experiences.
GR:Αξιολόγηση επαγγελματικών δεξιοτήτων
IT: Bilancio di competenze
PT: Balanço de competências
SP: Evaluación de habilidades profesionales
- CITIZENSHIP INCOME
Cash transfer policy. Even if the original idea of the citizenship income
has no conditions neither eligibility requirements, real measures currently existing of "Citizenship income
" has various degrees of conditionality and eligibility according to the national legislation of the country considered.
DK:Overførselsindkomster. //money you can get from the state with different degrees og conditionality
IT: Reddito di cittadinanza
PT: Renda básica de(...)
A composite social process that involves the social actors directly concerned with it. It aim is to transform the power relations between people in need and the institutions around them. This process should produce social-care models that can replace the system whereby people are 'assigned places' to live in and through these places their life projects are defined.
based on any ground such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.
The place that a person recognize as their permanent home, or a place where a person lives which has a substantial connection with them.
GR: Τόπος εγκατάστασης ή Κατοικία
- DUAL DIAGNOSIS
diagnosed with a substance use disorder (SUD) also suffer from a co-occurring mental health or behavioral disorder. This is known as a dual diagnosis
. Individuals with a dual diagnosis
require an integrated treatment plan that addresses both disorders as interconnected mental health issues.
DK: Dobbelt diagnose
GR: Διπλή διάγνωση
IT: Doppia diagnosi
PT: Situações de diagnóstico duplo
SP: Patologia dual
- EARLY INTERVENTION
System of coordinated services and actions aimed to take care of a problem in the very moment it comes up or to prevent the same emergence of it.
DK: Tidlig indsats
GR: Πρώιμη παρέμβαση
IT: Intervento precoce
PT: Intervenção rápida
SP: Intervención temprana
- ECONOMIC PRECARIOUSNESS
Economic uncertainty as a result of unemployment, the continued growth of low-paid, insecure and often part-time and atypical employment.
DK: økonomisk usikkerhed
GR: Οικονομική επισφάλεια
IT: Precarietà economica
PT: Precariedade económica
SP: Precariedade económica
- EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Providing emergency supports like shelter
, food and day programs while someone is experiencing homelessness
GR: Έκτακτη απόκριση
IT: Intervento di emergenza
PT: Resposta de emergência
SP: Respuesta de emergencia
A process in which individuals or communities in a powerless situation learn habits of thought and action that enable them to act for themselves so as to address their basic needs and embark on a course of development: those who had no power gain it, or rather discover that they always had it.
- EVICTION PREVENTION
It refers to any strategy or program, usually geared towards tenants, that is designed to keep individuals and families in their home helping them avoid homelessness
DK: Forebyggelse af udsættelser
GR:Πρόληψη καταστάσεων έξωσης
IT: Prevenzione degli sfratti
PT: Prevenção de ação de despejo
SP: Prevención de desalojo
- FAMILY RECONNECTION
A client-driven case-management approach that seeks to identify and nurture opportunities to strengthen relationships and resolve conflicts between young people whom have left home and their caregivers. It can also refer to the legal practice to bring together a migrant family.
IT: Riconnessione o ricongiungimento famigliare
PT: Reunificação familiar
SP: Reunificación familiar
- GENDER PERSPECTIVE
The gender perspective
focuses particularly on gender-based differences in status and power, and considers how such discrimination
shapes the immediate needs, as well as the long-term interests, of women and men.
GR: Διάσταση του φύλου
IT: Prospettiva di genere
PT: Perspetiva de género
SP: Perspectiva de género
- HARM REDUCTION
Approach of intervention aimed at reducing negative social and/or physical consequence associated with homelessness
GR: Μείωση της βλάβης
IT: Riduzione del danno
Sp: Reducción de daños
PT: redução do risco
- HEALTH PROMOTION
According to World Health Organization, health promotion
is defined as the process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health.
GR: Προαγωγή υγείας
IT: Promozione della salute
PT: Promoção da saúde
SP: promoción de la salud
- HIDDEN HOMELESSNESS
Refers specifically to persons who live temporarily with others without the guarantee of continued residency or immediate prospects for accessing permanent housing.
DK: Skjult hjemløshed
GR: "Κρυμμένη" αστεγία/"Αόρατη αστεγία"
PT: Situações de sem abrigo ocultas
SP: Sinhogarismo oculto
Someone in a situation of rouflessness, homelessness
, and other emergency housing condition.
IT: Persona senza dimora
PT: Pessoa em situação de sem-abrigo
SP: Sin hogar
describes the situation of an individual, family or community without stable, safe, permanent, appropriate housing, or the immediate prospect, means and ability of acquiring it. It is the result of systemic or societal barriers, a lack of affordable and appropriate housing, the individual/household’s financial, mental, cognitive, behavioural or physical challenges, and/or racism and discrimination
. Most people do not choose to be homeless
, and the experience is generally(...)
A person who owns a home.
IT: Proprietario di casa
PT: Proprietária/o da habitação
SP: Propietario de una casa
- HOUSING POLICY
Refers to the actions of government, including legislation and program delivery, which have a direct or indirect impact on housing supply and availability, housing standards and urban planning.
GR: Πολιτικές στέγασης
IT: Politiche abitative
PT: Políticas de habitação
SP: Políticas de vivienda
- HUMAN RIGHTS
Rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.
GR: Ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα
IT: Diritti umani
PT: Direitos Humanos
SP: Derechos humanos
- INADEQUATE HOUSING
People living in temporary or non-conventional structures, people living in unfit housing or people living in extreme overcrowding.
GR: Ακατάλληλη στέγαση
IT: Soluzioni abitative inadeguate
PT: Alojamento insalubre
SP: Alojamiento insalubre / Vivienda inadecuada o deficiente
- INCLUSIONARY HOUSING PROGRAMS
Inclusionary housing programs
are local policies that tap the economic gains from rising real estate values to create affordable housing
for lower income families. An inclusionary housing program might require developers to sell or rent 10 to 30 percent of new residential units to lower-income residents.
DK: Almen bolig
IT: Politiche per un abitare a prezzi accessibili
PT: Programa de Arrendamento Acessível
SP: Programas de vivienda inclusiva
- INCLUSIVE LABOUR MARKET
Labour markets are inclusive when everyone of working age can participate in paid work, especially vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Promoting inclusive labour markets means: making it easier for people to join (or re-join) the workforce.
DK: Det inkluderende arbejdsmarked
GR:Αγορά εργασίας χωρίς αποκλεισμούς
IT: Mercato del lavoro inclusivo
PT: Mercado de trabalho inclusivo
SP: Mercado laboral inclusivo
- INFORMAL SUPPORT
Such as that provided by family and friends, can be extremely valuable and key to change the situation of the homeless
. It is well-known that the lack of contact with family and relationship breakdown is one of the primary causes of homelessness
DK: Støtte fra netværk
IT: Supporto informale
PT: Apoio informal
SP: Apoyo informal
The action of find and recognize people in housing emergency condition or homelessness
in other places or situations besides the traditional services for homeless
people. This a sort of slang in social working context. It is not used in Portugal, where it is only associated to the work of the police institution.
The process of bringing people together to identify common interests and work collaboratively to accomplish common goals. Efforts intended to accomplish any of the following: develop and sustain strong relationships among individuals, develop and sustain involvement in neighborhood and community-based organizations and institutions, and develop group capacity to collaboratively identify and accomplish common goals.
IT: Lavoro di comunità
- LEGAL CONSULTANCY
Legal orientation provided by a specialized professional.
IT: Consulenza legale
PT: Apoio jurídico
SP: Apoyo jurídico
- LOW THRESHOLD
"Low-threshold" programs or services make minimal demands on the patients, offering services without attempting to control their intake of drugs, alcohol, or modify their behaviors, and providing counseling only if requested. They aim to reduce documented barriers to service access.
GR: Ελάχιστα προαπαιτούμενα
IT: Bassa soglia
PT: Programas/serviços de baixa intensidade
SP: Programes de reducción de daños
- LOW -THRESHOLD SERVICES
Low-threshold service models mean making minimal demands on the person, and reducing or removing barriers for people to access care.
GR:Υπηρεσίες Μείωσης της Βλάβης
IT: Servizi a bassa soglia
PT: Serviços de baixa intensidade
SP: Servicios al alcance de todos/servicios accesibles
- MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT
Has a few different meanings for work with homeless
persons. This type of engagement includes involving homeless
persons in community-based research, creating participatory evaluations or providing supports and activities that foster growth, independence and full participation in society.
GR: Δέσμευση υψηλής σπουδαιότητας
IT: Coinvolgimento partecipativo (espressione non utilizzata in italiano)
PT: Envolvimento significativo
A process to develop a system of sharing information, resources, and services with other entities that can be useful for improving the work with the services' users.It also refers to the cooperation among different entities and institutions that have some kind of responsibility toward a service user.
IT: Lavoro di rete
PT: Trabalho em rede
SP: Red de contactos
- OUTREACH SERVICES
Projects involved in bringing services directly to where people are rather than requiring someone to go into an agency or office.
DK: Opsøgende arbejde
GR: Υπηρεσίες προς την κοινότητα (Κοινοτικές Υπηρεσίες)
IT: Unità di strada
PT: Serviços prestados pelas equipas de rua
SP: Recursos de servicios sociales de atención básica y/o especializados
A sudden and in most cases severe outbreak of a disease or virus that spreads across regions and around the globe.
- PERSON-CENTERED CARE
Person-centred care is a way of thinking and doing things that sees the people using health and social services as equal partners in planning, developing and monitoring care to make sure it meets their needs. This means putting people and their families at the centre of decisions and seeing them as experts, working alongside professionals to get the best outcome.
DK: Individuel støtte
GR: Ανθρωποκεντρική (εξατομικευμένη) φροντίδα
IT: Approccio personalizzato
The construction of life projects based on the creation of unique opportunities on the territory. These opportunities are co-concerted and arise from people's needs and resources, both internal and external. They are not standardised answers (package style) that the social service can offer, by composing the project of a few different standardised supports that may suit the person more or less effectively.
DK: Individuel indsats
is a denial of choices and opportunities, a violation of human dignity. It means lack of basic capacity to participate effectively in society. It means not having enough to feed and cloth[e] a family, not having a school or clinic to go to, not having the land on which to grow one’s food or a job to earn one’s living, not having access to credit. It means insecurity, powerlessness and exclusion of individuals, households and communities. It means susceptibility to violence, and it(...)
- PRIMARY PREVENTION
Refers to working upstream to reduce risks of homelessness
for individuals and families. Typically involves universal interventions directed at whole communities, in terms of economic support, affordable housing
, measure to prevent evictions and foreclosure, psychosocial and health support, etc.
GR: Πρωτογενής πρόληψη
IT: Prevenzione primaria
PT: Intervenção primária
SP: Prevención primaria
- PRIMARY PREVENTION
Refers to working upstream to reduce risks of homelessness
for individuals and families. Typically involves universal interventions directed at whole communities. See A New Direction: A Framework for Homelessness
DK: Primær forebyggelse
GR: Πρόληψη σε πρωτοβάθμιο επίπεδο
IT: Prevenzione primaria
PT: Prevenção primária
SP: Prevención primaria
- ORIENTATION TO WORK
The array of tools, projects and processes aimed at sustaining an unemployed person to enter the job market.
IT: Orientamento al lavoro
PT: Acompanhamento personalizado para o emprego
SP: Orientación al trabajo
- RAPID RE-HOUSING
An approach to housing that is similar to Housing First as it has no “readiness requirement.” This approach is best suited for people experiencing episodic and transitional homelessness
DK: hurtig genhusning
GR: Άμεση επαναστέγαση
IT: Reinserimento abitativo precoce
PT: Realojamento de emergência
SP: Realojamiento rápido
- RELATIONAL CONNECTION
The actions of the social practitioner to create a connection with the recipients and facilitate their engagement. It can be referred both to the activity of creating a first connection between the professional and the person or to the continuous negotiation process among them regarding the educative plan.
DK: Relationelt forhold
GR: Σχεσιακή σύνδεση
IT: Aggancio relazionale
PT: Relação empática
SP: Conexión relacional
- ROUGH SLEEPER
Someone who sleeps or lives outside because they have no home.
GR: Άνθρωποι που ζουν στο δρόμο
PT: Pessoa em situação de sem abrigo, que pernoita na rua
SP: Persona en situación de sinhogarismo (personas que duermen en la calle)
- SECONDARY PREVENTION
Typically refers to strategies that target people who are clearly at risk of, or who have recently become homeless
and can include system prevention.
DK: Sekundær forebyggelse
GR: Πρόληψη σε δευτεροβάθμιο επίπεδο
IT: Prevenzione secondaria
PT: Prevenção secundária
SP: Prevención Secundaria
The process of maintaining and promoting one’s health, wellbeing and development to meet the everyday challenges and stressors.
IT: Cura del sé
PT: Auto cuidado
SP: Cuidados personales
It is both a competence and a process where the person acquires power and concrete opportunities to:
(a) defining the course of their's existence, both in the most mundane and in the most significant choices, without any higher authority validating these choices as appropriate, making this appropriateness the condition of the right to be supported.
(b) defining themselves and telling their story through their own categories. Using the terminology they choose and according to the(...)
- SEVERE HOUSING NEED
When a household spends more than 50% of its pre-tax income on housing costs.
DK: akut bolignød
GR: Επείγουσα ανάγκη στέγασης
IT: Seri problemi abitativi
PT: Situações de grave carência habitacional
SP: Necesidades graves de alojamiento
- SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS
Defined as a serious and persistent mental or emotional disorder (e.g. schizophrenia, mood-disorders, schizo-affective disorders) that interrupts people’s abilities to carry out a range of daily life activities such as self-care
, interpersonal relationships, maintaining housing, employment or staying in school.
DK: svær psykisk lidelse
GR: Σοβαρή ψυχική ασθένεια
IT: Gravi problemi di salute mentale
PT: Sérios problemas de saúde mental
SP: Enfermedad mental grave
Facilities that provides emergency support with temporary sleeping accommodation for homeless
- SOCIAL COMMITMENT
is the social responsibility that a person or organization develops towards its community and that translates into a voluntary search for the general welfare above the individual.
DK: Socialt ansvar
IT: Responsabilità sociale
PT: Responsabilidade social
SP: Compromiso social
- SOCIAL EXCLUSION
Although there is no universally agreed definition or benchmark for social exclusion
, lack of participation in society is at the heart of nearly all definitions put forth by scholars, government bodies, non-governmental organisations and others. Overall, social exclusion
describes a state in which individuals are unable to participate fully in economic, social, political and cultural life, as well as the process leading to and sustaining such a state.United Nations.
- SOCIAL HOUSING
Any housing that is funded/subsidized by a level of government.
DK: anvist bolig
GR: Kοινωνική στέγαση
IT: Case popolari
PT: Habitação social
SP: Vivienda social
- SOCIAL INCLUSION
is the process of improving the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society—improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of those disadvantaged on the basis of their identity.
DK: Social inklusion
IT: Inclusione sociale
PT: Inclusão social
SP: Inclusión social
- SOCIAL INVISIBILITY
refers to individuals who have been marginalised or systematically ignored by the majority of the public. As a result, those who are marginalised and ignored feel neglected or being invisible in the society.
DK: Social usynlighed
GR: Κοινωνική αορατότητα
IT: Diritti umani
PT: Invisibilidade social
SP: Invisibilidad social
- SOCIAL SUPPORT
means having friends and other people, including family, to turn to in times of need or crisis to give you a broader focus and positive self-image. Social support
enhances quality of life and provides a buffer against adverse life events.
DK: Social støtte
GR: Κοινωνική Υποστήριξη
IT: Supporto dalla rete informale
PT: Apoio informal
SP: Acompañamiento Social
- SOCIAL WORKER
A professional who works for social services or for private organizations providing help and support for people who need it, in different fields of intervention.
GR: Κοινωνικός/ή Λειτουργός
IT: Assistente sociale/educatore
PT: Assistente social
SP: Trabajador Social
The place or spot where the homeless
person keeps belongings and rests/sleeps.
IT: posto in cui la persona dorme per strada e conserva i suoi beni
person is one who is not officially recognized as a citizen of any country.
GR: Ανιθαγενής ή χωρίς υπηκοότητα
PT: Pessoa apátrida
SP: Apátrida (sin patria)
involves negative attitudes or discrimination
against someone based on a distinguishing characteristic such as a mental illness, health condition, or disability. Social stigmas can also be related to other characteristics including gender, sexuality, race, religion, and culture.
- STREET OUTREACH
Incredibly important work that involves moving outside the walls of the agency to engage people experiencing homelessness
who may be disconnected and alienated not only from mainstream services and supports, but from the services targeting homeless
persons as well.
GR: Παρέμβαση στο δρόμο
IT: Lavoro di strada (unità di strada)
PT: Equipas de proximidade na intervenção de rua
SP: Programa de alcance para personas en la calle
- TEMPORARY ACCOMODATION
Social response, aiming at accommodating adults in housing need, for a limited period of time, while referral to a most appropriate social response is being sought.
DK: Midlertidig bolig
GR: Προσωρινή στέγαση
IT: Abitazione temporanea
PT: Alojamento temporário
SP: Alojamiento temporal
- TERTIARY PREVENTION
Refers to strategies intended to slow the progression of and treat a condition. It also refers to rehabilitation efforts to reduce the recurrence of the problem.
DK: Tertiær forebyggelse
GR: Πρόληψη σε τριτοβάθμιο επίπεδο
IT: Prevenzione terziaria
PT: Prevenção terciária
SP: Prevención terciaria
- TRANSITIONALLY HOMELESS
Refers to short-term homelessness
, usually less than a month.
DK: Kortvarig hjemløshed
GR: ΄Άστεγος/η σε μεταβατικό στάδιο
IT: Persona che ha perso recentemente la casa
PT: Pessoa que ficou recentemente sem casa
SP: Persona que ha perdido recientemente su hogar
- UNDERGROUND ECONOMY
Is defined as all those economic activities which are not declared and which are outside the control of the State administration and its official statistics. In other words, any economic activity outside the regulated economy. Another concept for which it is known is the total volume of black money circulating in a country or, what is the same, the total of monetary transactions that are not declared to the tax authorities.
is the quality of being easily hurt or attacked. Can be defined as the diminished capacity of an individual or group to anticipate, cope with, resist and recover from the impact of a natural or man-made hazard. The concept is relative and dynamic. Vulnerability
is most often associated with poverty
, but it can also arise when people are isolated, insecure and defenceless in the face of risk, shock or stress.
- YOUTH HOMELESSNESS
refers to young people between the ages of 13 and 24 who are living independently of parents and/or caregivers, and lack many of the social supports deemed necessary for the transition from childhood to adulthood. See the Canadian Definition of Youth Homelessness
GR: Αστεγία μεταξύ των νέων
IT: Fenomeno della presenza di giovani homeless
PT: Jovens em situação de sem abrigo
SP: Sinhogarismo juvenil