Social Support Service (SAS)
The mission of the social support service is to provide long-term social assistance in an open environment to two types of people:
- People who request it through front-line social services
- Persons who are covered by a specific legislative or regulatory provision which, a priori, leads to a longer-term social care provision
The social support service agents rely on the informed consent of the client. Their cooperation is always at the centre of the assistance process.
Social support is an integral part of the discipline of social work.
In accordance with the general objective of all social work, social support aims at a maximum improvement of the social integration of individuals and families in multiple distress as well as an increase in their autonomy. This objective is pursued in a spirit of sustainable development of the social situation of the applicants. If an improvement proves impossible, the intervention aims at stabilizing the situation.
The social support service is aimed at individuals and families whose problems require long-term support:
- Recipients of the integration allowance
- Children and young people in difficulty in their families
- Parents overwhelmed by the care of their children
- Individuals or households with long-term financial problems (e.g. indebted or over-indebted people) requiring voluntary budget guidance or budget management
- People dependent on psychotropic substances
- People suffering from mental disorders
- (Elderly) people who are physically and/or mentally dependent
- Any other person in difficulty