#IoRestosenzaCasa. La condizione delle persone senza dimora durante la pandemia

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Abstract

To reach the identification of the serious marginality, in a moment of pandemic, is not a very simple operation considering the amplification of inequalities throughout the national territory, but also internationally. The Covid-19 pandemic has severely tested the resilience of States and social and health care systems. It is inevitable that the most affected by the lockdown, which marked the country from March to May 2020, were the homeless. When we talk about homeless people, issues, questions, difficulties arise immediately. The first limit is to have the count of the phenomenon in numerical terms. Data on the presence of homeless people in Italy date back to 2014 and estimate 50,724 homeless people (Istat, 2014). According to the Istat survey, there is a profile of people in extreme poverty with situations of hardship related to the absence of housing and material goods. But, today, the profile of a homeless person in Italy is of a person in extreme poverty and vulnerability who, in addition to being deprived of material goods, needs support in accessing primary services such as health care and sustenance. In the regions of the country, interventions and initiatives have been heterogeneous and in line with the characteristics of the territory of reference. All services and interventions aimed at homeless people had to adapt to emergencies and critical issues in order to reduce the risks of infection andspread of the virus and to propose appropriate political strategies. The paper, starting from the state of the art, will aim to identify the critical issues of the system to start reflections on possible future visions on the serious marginality.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)107-119
Number of pages13
JournalESPERIENZE SOCIALI
Volume105
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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