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PowerUs Sweden
PowerUs Sweden consists of cooperation between teachers at Lund University, School of Social Work, and approximately 50 service user organizations. PowerUs Sweden networks with other Universities in Sweden on issues of service user participation in teaching and research. You can read our broschure on the following here >

Rainbow Sweden

Rainbow Sweden was created in 1996 with the purpose of stimulating cooperation between client-driven organisations within the drug rehabilitation sector. Today it consists of eight organizations. Our member’s activities differ, but their common goal is to improve the life of people suffering from exclusion and its consequences, notably those involved with drug abuse.


NSPH is a national cooperation to promote mental health. It consists of a number of service user and carer organizations within mental health care.

Fountainhouse Sweden

Further readings

Angelin, Anna (forthcoming)

“Service User Integration Into Social Work Education: Lessons Learned From Nordic Participatory Action Projects”, in Journal of Evidence-based Social Work.

Denvall, Verner, Heule, Cecilia & Kristiansen, Arne (2006)

On Equal Terms – a University Course for Social Work Students and Service Users. Lund: Socialhögskolan, Lunds universitet, Working Paperserien 2006:9.

Denvall, Verner & Heule, Cecilia & Kristiansen, Arne (2007)

Brukaren och socialarbetarutbildningen. in Svensson, Kerstin (red) Normer och normalitet i socialt arbete. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Denvall, Verner & Cecilia Heule & Arne Kristiansen (2008).

NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US. Pedagogics for Diversity and Empowerment in Social Work Education. Paper presented at the IASSW conference, Durban, South Africa, July 2008.

Denvall, Verner & Heule, Cecilia & Kristiansen, Arne (2007)

Taking the next step. Service users and the training of social-work students. Paper presented in the EASSW conference in Parma, 2007.

Denvall, Verner. Cecilia Heule & Arne Kristiansen (2011)

Mobilisering inom socialarbetarutbildningen, in Denvall, Heule & Kristiansen (edt) (2011) Social Mobilisering. En utmaning för socialt arbete, Malmö: Gleerups.

Knutagård, Marcus & Arne Kristiansen (2013)

“Not by the Book: The Emergence and Translation of Housing First in Sweden”. European Journal of Homelessness, 7 (1): 93–115.

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