INSULA, a coordinated response to access to housing.
Working together between Serveis Socials de Sant Joan de Déu, Fundació Formació i Treball, Fundació Mambre and Caritas Diocesana de Barcelona, Insula has been born. A proposal for networking, which gives a collective and coordinated response to a structural difficulty in accessing housing. From the conviction that partnerships make it possible to find innovative solutions that bring us closer to the people who may be excluded from having a home in today's standard market.
Insula wants to ensure that people and families with a shortage of resources have the same opportunities as the people who do. As a shared housing rental scheme offers:
Social accompaniment in an inclusive environment that respects and drives life expectations.
A job support to improve employability and economic autonomy.
Un suport econòmic que complementi les rendes disponibles, quan sigui necessari.
Insula is aimed at people and families in a situation of residential exclusion, coming from shelters, transitional housing and other situations of unsafe and inadequate .
From the Housing First methodology, in wich housing is understood to be a right and applying the expertise of the different organizations, the aim is to provide a comprehensive answer. Securing housing is the starting point to improve many other aspects of the lives of those who participate in it, by separating social accompaniment fropm access to housing to ensure that everyone has a home to live after social accompaniment ceases to make sense.