Community intervention in Basic Social Services

Community intervention in Basic Social Services

Training-action program for social service professionals from public institutions and third sector organizations.

Next edition: April-May 2023

Registrations coming soon


Community work as a form of social intervention has long been present in academic and professional debates and in the orientation of many welfare and social services policies. In recent years there has been a special drive to promote the community dimension in strategies to rethink and strengthen social services systems, both those promoted by some regional governments (e.g. the II Strategic Plan for Social Services in Catalonia 2021-2024) and those promoted by some local authorities.

Specifically, the aforementioned Strategic Plan urges to “seek the assembly of community social work within the primary care social network, bearing in mind that any social intervention professional can work on the community dimension”. This dimension means influencing the causes that generate situations of vulnerability, and deploying preventive actions that improve social cohesion, empowerment of citizenship, positive parenting, and independent living and autonomy.

Even so, professionals and social services teams are currently facing numerous difficulties in moving in this direction: an unclear and concrete regulatory framework; doubts about what is community work and what is not; an organizational model that does not facilitate it; a context of tension in relation to the traditional role of assistance; etc.

This training course aims to respond to these doubts and difficulties, based on a practical vision for the different scenarios of social intervention by means of tools, references, examples and experiences of the course participants themselves.

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