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Kirkens Korshær afgiver høringssvar til Justitsministeriet, på et forslag om at udvide zoneforbuddet til at kunne omfatte en hel kommune.

I foråret 2017 blev “lejrforbuddet” indført. Det betyder at det ikke længere er lovligt at overnatte i “en lejr, der er egnet til at skabe utryghed” i lokalområdet. Det er politiet, der i situationen vurderer hvordan en lejr defineres, samt om denne er egnet til at skabe utryghed. Også dengang afgav Kirkens Korshær et høringssvar og anbefalede at bestemmelsen ikke blev gennemført.

Kort efter indførtedes et zoneforbud, der betød, at hjemløse som havde fået en bøde for at sove i en lejr, efterfølgende kunne få et zoneforbud, og dermed ikke måtte bevæge sig indenfor en zone på 400 m rundt om det område, hvor lejr havde befundet sig.

Det aktuelle forslag agter at udvide denne zone til at kunne omfatte en hel kommune.

Kirkens Korshærs høringssvar kan læses her:

http://kirkenskorshaer.dk/nyheder/er-det-blevet-kriminelt-v%C3%A6re-hjeml%C3%B8s

 

Så er vi klar med tal fra Kompassets første 8 måneder.

Hvor mange mennesker bruger Kompasset?

Hvor kommer de fra?

Hvor overnatter de?

Hvilke problemer har de?

Det kan du bl.a. få svar på ved at læse her: Statistik Kompasset 1 halvår 2017

 

Kirkens Korshær København har udarbejdet en erfaringsrapport om arbejdet med udenlandske hjemløse i København. I rapporten skriver vi om vores erfaringer i mødet med disse mennesker, som i særdeleshed har besøgt vores varmestuer, overnatningssteder, samtaletjenester og rådgivninger i de seneste 10 år efter Europas grænser er blevet mere åbne.

Vi ønsker i Kirkens Korshær, at tilgangen til ovenstående problemstilling gennemføres på et fagligt velfunderet grundlag, så initiativerne har en langsigtet effekt, hvor det enkelte menneske stadig behandles med værdighed.

Den 25. august kl 13-15 inviterer vi til debat om værdige løsninger på Kompasset, Kæmnervej 1, 2400 Kbh NV.

Rapporten kommer snarest i en engelsk version også.

Læs og del den færdige rapport Kompasset_rapport_2017_dansk

Today we were so fortunate to have another load of sleeping bags delivered for the many rough sleepers in Cph. What a fabulous donation from JYSK! We’ve stocked up and highly appreciate the generous donation to Kirkens Korshær – many low-threshold day and night shelters all over Denmark have received mats, sleeping bags and towels from the Danish company JYSK.

Thank you!

GET TO KNOW THE ROMA IN YOUR CITY – 8th of April INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY! Have a look at the leaflet and get to know the Roma in your city!

International Roma Day

1        Why outreach street work?

Over the past number of years an increasing number of migrants from Central/Eastern Europe, namely Romania and Hungary, were making themselves visible in the Vesterbro. The need for the current project is based on this increase and the changes to particular services in Vesterbro area that provided resting space, food and informal advice to members of the homeless community regardless of nationality or immigration status. As such, the intention of the outreach project to supplement these changes and provide a physical presence for homeless migrants to reach out to.

2        Target group

The target group is varied; including homeless groups from Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, different Roma minorities across Romania and Hungary, and a Hungarian-speaking Romanian minority. Suffering poverty at home, many arrive in Denmark with the intention of supporting family at home. Education and formal training levels are low and many fall into seasonal work such as collecting bottles. The groups are primarily made up of men, though there has been an increase in couples, individual women and minors.

3        Approaches

The primary approach has been to physically meet people in their environment around the city centre and Vesterbro. Maria Church on Istedgade in Vesterbro has been used as a base point from which to meet the target group. Additional efforts have been made to build relationships with local homelessness, health and law enforcement services. Furthermore, the Outreach project has utilised specialist language skills build strong communication pathways with the target group.

4        Results

Outreach team’s efforts have resulted in the creation of a more welcoming environment, the building of close relationships with over 50 migrants, contributing to improving the knowledge and use of existing social services for homeless migrants, a strengthening of relationships with these services, a decrease in communication issues through targeted use of language and a deeper understanding of the migrant experience; their hopes, dreams and desires.

The Outreach project is funded by the EU Commission’s FEAD funds 2016-2019.

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Kompasset has moved and has reopened as a bigger homeless service for homeless migrants without registration in Denmark. We now besides information and counseling provide day rest/shelter (40 beds), shower, locker storage, outreach street work and a wide variety of user activities.

Kompasset is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9-15. The address is Kæmnervej 1, 2400 Copenhagen NV. It is near bus 5A (Frederikssundsvej/Provstevej) and Nørrebro Station.

We opened October 17, 2016 and look forward to welcoming everyone!

 

Kompasset will be closed from July 11-31. We open again August 1, 2016 at 10 am.

Have a nice summer!

team Kompasset

In March Kirkens Korshær once again received a generous donation from Jysk consisting of sleeping bag and mats. We are currently handing them out and they are on high demand.

Please ask the staff during opening hours, Monday and Wednesday 10am-2pm and Thursday 5-8pm.

We are very thankful for the donation and appreciate the thought and gesture for the homeless migrants in need.

At the end of January 2016, Kompasset Kirkens Korshær participated at the first network meeting on migration in Brussels. As a member of Eurodiaconia, a European network of 47 churches and Christian NGOs providing social and health care services and advocating for social justice, Kompasset Kirkens Korshær worked together with other representatives from, for example: Spain, France, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Sweden Czech Republic, Germany etc.

For two days, the topics of discussions and workshops were the challenges migrants and asylum seekers in Europe are facing, sharing of ideas to address such challenges and  recent initiatives to assist migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. From the European Commission Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs, the partners in the meeting got a very good insight on the political, legal and operational EU approach.

At the end, the network meeting concluded with discussing the topics that need to be prioritized in this specific policy area by Eurodiaconia and its members.