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Collaboration academy and practice for innovation in social work

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Coordinator Göteborgs Universitet - Institutionen för socialt arbete
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration September 2016 - December 2017
Status Completed
Venture Personal mobility between societal sectors

Purpose and goal

The aim of this project was to renew, develop and deepen a sustainable collaboration between the non-profit organization Skyddsvärnet in Gothenburg and the Department of social work at the University of Gothenburg. In order to work towards a real and increased utilization of the results, a stated objective was to support and study the implementation process of specific projects, delevoped during 2016 as part of the Vinnova-funded project KLOSS AkUt.

Expected results and effects

Knowledge from academy has been transferred and incorporated into Skyddsvärnet´s activities, where they have been translated into improved practices and processes. A key result is the start of a new type of housing support in line with the Housing First-model, which entail a longterm development of Skyddsvärnet´s work in the homelessness field. The knowledge generated through the project´s study of Skyddsvärnet´s halfway-house provide the basis for further development work in this field. Skyddsvärnet´s skills have gained students at the GU in the form of innovative pedagogy.

Planned approach and implementation

The project leader has disposed of a fully equipped office at Skyddsvärnet´s facilites in Gothenburg city center. The timeframe of the exchange amounted to appr. 60 working days. Meetings, workshops, field visits, interviews with clients and staff are examples of completed activites. Support from Skyddsvärnet´s staff and board was behind the success of the project.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2016-03264

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