Reflection on social utility
Throughout 2019, Alotra participated in a reflection group on the social utility of the activities implemented within our establishments, led by UNAFO. It was a question of defining the social utility of supported housing to have self-assessment tools, but also of making visible the added value of our sector of activity.
As part of a participatory approach, a working group of twenty-one members met first in three territorial workshops (one in Marseille, two in Paris) and then, all together in three meetings in Paris.
It was essential for us to have an exchange with the residents on what is the social utility of supported housing. Based on the definition of the social utility of supported housing professionals, we debated with 15 residents (6 of whom were residents of Alotra), during a meeting in Marseille.
The exchanges between UNAFO members but also the participation of residents in this process made it possible to define the social utility of supported housing in four dimensions.