Social Policies are in constant growth. Growth in quantity because the enduring economic crisis has accentuated already existing poverty and increased the number of socially vulnerable people and families, causing the Compagnia to increase the budget for this sector.
Growth in quality because the significant but still limited resources required constant efforts of renewal, analysis, evaluation, research and comparison with other public bodies of the Third Sector.
Efficiency, competitiveness, economic sustainability: indispensable concepts for those committed to strengthening the system of social protection of which the Compagnia di San Paolo is also part. The latter particularly wishes to and must try out new intervention models which can as far as possible represent reproducible and exportable models in differing contexts. This is a challenging effort to give shape and content to a “second welfare”, aimed at making people more responsible, offering them an incentive to grow, share paths to autonomy, pay society back for the benefits received, and always be at the centre of a production cycle of new wealth with increased social justice.
The rising number of activities, as well as their heterogeneity and complexity regarding how the issues are articulated, intervention methods and interlocutors, has led to dividing the work of Social Policies into two main themes - Social Inclusion and New Generations - in turn split into specific themes.
The Department also supports some Operational Projects on themes of social relevance, as well as Experimental Projects within the Protocol Agreement between the City of Turin, Compagnia di San Paolo and Ufficio Pio of the Compagnia di San Paolo for the development of actions in favour of socially vulnerable segments of the population.
Part of the Department features the Housing Programme, active since 2006 in integrating the supply of grants and operational actions to improve the housing situations of socially vulnerable people.
Specific information on the activities of the Social Policies are available in this year’s Planning Guidelines
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