Life in the ghetto is better than its reputation

Residents in the disadvantaged housing estates and ghettos, feel comfortable, study shows among the 10,000 residents. Assault, bilafbrændinger and frightened

Life in the ghetto is better than its reputation

Residents in the disadvantaged housing estates and ghettos, feel comfortable, study shows among the 10,000 residents.

Assault, bilafbrændinger and frightened elderly people who barely dare leave their apartment.

the Bad news from ghettos and disadvantaged areas, there are many, but the reality for those who live there can be different positive.

Seven out of ten residents feel safe, shows a study made by the Vive, The National Research and analysis centre for Welfare.

It is a little less than in the rest of the population, but still a surprising number, says chief analyst Gunvor Christensen.

- In spite of the challenges, as we know, that there is in the disadvantaged housing estates, as are the vast majority of residents comfortable. They are satisfied with where they live, and feel safe.

this is The first time that Denmark has made so great a study of the safety and well-being in the ghettos and disadvantaged areas. More than 10,000 residents in the 400 housing departments across the country involved.

the Most comfortable families with children, residents with ikkevestlig background and perhaps more surprisingly, the oldest residents.

- The majority of older people are confident and thrive, and they are engaged in the communities, have confidence in public authorities and are satisfied with their residential area, says Gunvor Christensen.

the Study is made for the national building fund has, since 2015 has distributed 870 million for the disadvantaged areas. The amount is derived from a boligaftale signed by a majority in the Danish Parliament in 2014.

In Slagelse Municipality has it together with money from the municipality secured a boligsocial master plan in the four areas.

The two, Mortalavej in Korsør, and the Ringparken in Slagelse, is on the government's list of hard ghetto areas, while the other is in the category of disadvantaged areas.

in Addition to the social effort, which among other things has got more people in work and strengthened associational life, so is the cooperation with the local police improved, says the head of the master plan is Ilir Shkoza.

- Security is a fluid concept. Has there been a fire or a brawl, so it can all suddenly change. But the cooperation we have with the police, is undoubtedly of importance for the feeling of security.

Residents have confidence in the police. They are on first name with the ushers and find that they move in the areas. Not just when the heat is on, but also in the daily, says Ilir Shkoza.

for Example, he mentions that the police currently have to be busy talking with the young people about the fireworks, just like the summer met with the residents, before the head of the firm Rasmus Paludan should come to Slagelse.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 14 December 2019, 12:00

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