The aim of this study is to strengthen the urban rights and quality of life of vulnerable groups
by contributing to the development of a new approach and standards in urban social services.
Toward this goal, we present the socially innovative service model (SISM) which ensures a
framework of daytime care and support centers for disabled individuals established in the
Eyüp district, wherein generally the lower and lower-middle classes of Istanbul reside. SISM
provides an important perspective on rights-based social policies as well as community and city
interaction, thereby enabling interdisciplinary study of social sciences and planning.
Disabled individuals, gentrification, social innovation, social policies, social services, urban
renewal, vulnerable populations