Trieste, Street Link: health and well-being for everyone



Trieste, Street Link: health and well-being for all.

The project is coming to an end these days Street Link: health and well-being for all. Promoted by the Department of Social Services and Policies of the Municipality of Trieste in partnership with the University Health Authority Giuliano Isontina (ASUGI) and the Duemilauno Cooperativa Sociale-Impresa Sociale Onlus, Street Link: health and well-being for all is a project financed by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (FAMI) of the Ministry of the Interior with a value of 1,068,150 euros.

The objective of the project was to qualify the health protection system by experimenting with preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services intended for citizens of third countries suffering from mental illness and / or pathologies related to drug and alcohol addiction.

The Trieste partnership has chosen to work on consolidating the network of existing services to improve the effectiveness of interventions with particular reference to the target of the project. To this end, a group of operators was set up within the two public bodies involved in the project, which made it possible to strengthen the care of third-country nationals. This working group interacted constantly with the local multi-professional team dedicated to the prevention and management of addictions and situations with mental health problems.

The local multi-professional team constituted the true operational arm of the project. Created by the operators of the Duemilauno Cooperativa Sociale-Impresa Sociale Onlus, it has enabled the activation of an interdisciplinary team with multiple functions, ranging from street work (also with the help of an equipped vehicle) to territorial activities of educational support and support for people in sheltered housing situations. Concretely, the project has made it possible, in two years of activity, to intercept more than 400 people in street work and to evaluate 50 people in an integrated way. Of these, educational support was activated for 25, while real housing integration was created for 16.

In addition, during the two years of the project, the operators of the three project partners were able to benefit from two training modules lasting a total of 24 hours, carried out in two editions, entitled “Knowledge of the migratory phenomenon, rights of migrants and access to services » And “Ethnicity, Citizenship, Culture and Migration – Focus on Mental Health and Addictions”. In parallel, 6 discussion groups and 3 thematic seminars were organised, aiming to respond to the specific training and in-depth needs that emerged during the project. The confrontation between operators and specific training has made it possible to open up new job prospects for the public and private social subjects involved in the project.

The project Street Link: health and well-being for all was launched in early 2020 and now ends in August 2022: in two years of operation, it has made it possible to strengthen the operational link to promote the development of appropriate channels and access routes to services for situations of marginalization and fragility. In particular, we propose to:

  • keep active the working group composed of representatives of the municipal social service and Asugi, with periodic meetings for the evaluation and integrated care of foreign citizens in situations of social and health fragility – according to the working methods already integrated consolidated and codified for the area of ​​adult vulnerability – with particular attention to the target of indirect beneficiaries by institutional actors, through constant dialogue between the Services and the “rapid” connection for rapid and effective support;
  • strengthen the role of the operators involved as multi-professional antennas that can be activated according to needs, thanks to the experience acquired during these two years of integrated work, to facilitate access to services for all situations of fragility that difficult to reach the Services (eg msna, people from CAS/SAI projects);
  • promote integration with the third sector to monitor the state of well-being of the territory and prevent discomfort through the coordination table on serious marginalization – third country nationals.


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