The role of hygiene in our methodology
A good hygiene allows the human being to maintain good health. It also allows us to gain self-confidence and to feel in harmony with the society that surrounds us. We have, indeed, more facilities to approach others if we feel clean and presentable. Our body speaks. Moreover, non-verbal communication represents 55% of our communication.
Six new modular habitats are born!
In the first quarter of 2021, the modules will be installed on a citydev.brussels site in Forest for a minimum of 2 years. We are very excited! This means that 6 homeless people will be able to have a roof over their heads, in a safe and sustainable way.
A housing sensor? What is it?
Street nurses’ ultimate goal is to rehouse all of its patients and ensure that they return to a stable situation. Access to housing is, in fact, one of the first levers for ending homelessness. It also allows thousands of men and women living on the streets to regain their dignity.
Post-follow-up at home
The phase of post-follow-up provided at home, known as "My Way", is the phase where we aim to improve the quality of life of people who have been stabilized in a home, and eventually to get them out of the follow-up by street nurses.
Organisations around the world are insistent that homeless people need better protection from Covid-19.
My outrage at life on the pavements
On a recent visit to the metro, I was horrified to observe the outcasts of the current lockdown.
Supporting people at home
Our activities extend widely beyond simply finding homeless people stable housing. Once they have been re-housed, we continue to follow them up over a long period.
Identifying potential patients
Our work to help homeless people back into stable and durable accommodation takes place in several stages. Identification is the first of these stages.
Covid-19 Curfew: A "certificate of no accommodation" in support of homeless people
People without a hosting solution are already particularly vulnerable to the risks associated with Covid-19. Recent government measures taken to limit the spread of Covid-19 pose an additional risk of exclusion for these individuals.
30% of homeless people unable to take care of their basic needs
To wash yourself, changing your clothes, going to the toilet, finding water and food; these basic needs are unattainable for almost a third of the homeless people.
The three pillars to ending homelessness
Norway and Finland, pioneers in 'ending homelessness', tell us that there are three main points to focus on if we want to end homelessness one day.
Nearly half of the homeless people in Brussels have been on the street for at least 2 years
Brussels, December 3, 2020. Nearly half of the homeless people interviewed have been on the street for at least two years and two thirds have no source of income. These are the results of a survey organized in the Brussels Region at the end of September by the 400Toits campaign. In addition, almost one person in two said they had been beaten or attacked since becoming homeless.