There are some interesting research projects that has been and is being done in collaboration with service users in Sweden:

  • Rainbow Quality System (RQS) is a quality assurance system for user-driven organizations engaged in rehabilitation for people with drug problems. RQS is build on a partnership between academic and service user organisations. It has been developed in Rainbow Sweden in collaboration with researchers at the School of Social Work at Lund University. Rainbow Sweden is an umbrella organization for user organizations on the drug addiction field. RQS consists of peer review, training and documentation. Contact: Arne Kristiansen
  • Housing First. In Helsingborg the Housing First-project is under evaluation by Arne Kristiansen, School of Social Work, Lund university. In the first report the service users have been interviewed about how they experience the project. Read more in the Swedish report Sen är det ju mycket det här att man får vara ärlig också och det r man ju inte van vid….
  • Service user participation survey gets 3.5 million SEK in EU-funding

    The European Social Fund provides 3,5 million SEK in funding for researchers at the School of Social Work to participate in a joint EU-project with Belgian and Dutch colleagues as well as service user representatives. The project will examine and disseminate best practises in service...

  • Twisted

    A song about going to the psychologist, from a service user perspective. Written by Annie Ross and performed by Jonas, Sabina and Catrin from the Swedish PowerUs-team. (Rehearsals for the EASSW-UNAFORIS 2017 European Conference.)

  • Mend the gap – strategies for user involvement in social work education

    Ole Petter Askheim – Department of Health and Social Work, Lillehammer University College, Lillehammer, Norway Peter Beresford  – Department of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester, UK; Department of Clinical Sciences, Brunel Cecilia Heule – School of Social Work, Lund University, Lund, Sweden...