The NIU programme: an experience in joint intervention between basic social services and the health services in Granollers

The NIU Program, promoted by the Social Services Department of Granollers City Council, seeks to provide care and support to pregnant women at risk in social and health terms.

It is a prevention programme for pregnancy and for the future family following the baby’s birth and until the baby reaches one years of age.


Analysis of the demand for treatment for cannabis from the standpoint of social work at drug addiction monitoring and care centres (CAS)

The data obtained in relation to people calling for treatment for cannabis in specialised centres within the European context has increased dramatically in recent years. With the aim of examining this reality in depth, we have carried out an analysis from the perspective of social work expanding on social, personal and contextual components that would make it possible to offer a more insightful reading rather than simply addressing the merely quantitative aspects of the phenomenon.


The role of social work within the Mental Health and Addictions Network of Girona

In 1978, the first social workers joined the mental health field at the Psychiatric Hospital of Salt. Forty years later, these professionals have become a key component in the model of mental healthcare in Girona. This article aims 1) to analyse how social work is introduced into the Mental Health and Addictions Network of Girona (XSMiA) attached to the Healthcare Institute (IAS), 2) to review the development this professional figure has witnessed; and 3) to identify future challenges observed by professionals.


Care, independent life and functional diversity: Theoretical analysis and practical links

In this article we explore the theoretical connection between studies on care and the proposals offered by the social disability model. The aim is to highlight the scientific knowledge generated by the group of people with functional diversity to incorporate it into the various approaches to care. Our ultimate goal is to forge a model of care that meets the demands of the movement for independent life in terms of functional diversity.


Social intervention with families in a situation of chronicity in basic social care services

Families in situations of chronicity and dependency on social services constitute just one of the profiles professionals forming basic social care services deal with. The risk of dependence on the part of these families often stems from two aspects: firstly, the gradual delegation of basic functions onto institutional and professional structures; and, secondly, lack of knowledge or difficulties for professionals when it comes to determining the most suitable models and methods for intervention.


The social dimension of the length of a hospital stay. The case of the Centre Fòrum subacute care unit

This study raises the issue of the relationship between patients’ social circumstances and the time spent admitted to hospital, while also considering the influence that the complexity and the organisation of social hospital intervention may have on this period. The study benefits from a sample of 105 patients admitted, assessed and attended by social workers in the subacute care unit at Centre Fòrum in Barcelona in 2017 (n = 105).