Best practice by Uppsalahem, Sweden
The main purpose of ‘Meeting point Gottsunda’ is to increase the sense of safety and security in the area and create a thriving neighbourhood. With “Meeting point Gottsunda”, Uppsalahem takes positive action to facilitate integration by creating meaningful activities for local young people, with an emphasis on young children.
The project also provides employment opportunities for young adults and teenagers living in the area. These employees and seasonal workers participate in the planning and operation of activities connected to the project.
As part of the objective to increase security, Uppsalahem also targets domestic violence by educating residents in the area in a concept called “Huskurage” (house courage). This concept enables safe neighbourhood intervention in case there is suspicion of domestic violence.
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To find out more on this initiative, please do not hesitate to contact the organisation’s Coordinator through the Members Only Zone.