Socioeconomic status and health are strongly related to the ability of a person to participate in society. Acting upon activation and employment possibilities is difficult for several groups. One group described as especially hard to activate is long-term welfare recipients. In the current study, the role of an activation broker was studied as a supplementary practice to regular support practices. A qualitative research design using an analysis of the administrative logbook of the activation broker and interviews with professionals (n = 8) and long-term welfare recipients (n = 10) was carried out. To structure the retrieved data, the Activation Broker Wheel was developed.
Seven core behaviours were identified and categorized in three determinants; capabilities, opportunities and motivation. Contextual factors supporting the activation broker approach were selected. The activation broker approach was found to be successful in activating long-term welfare recipients.
The behaviours, determinants and context made visible within the Activation Broker Wheel provided insight into workable elements that may help future activation brokers to optimize their support.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Journal of Social Work|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2022|
- Social work
- activation broker
- long-term welfare recipient
- societal activation