A socially innovative service model in Istanbul

Uzsayılır Kara A. , Baycan T.

International Social Work, vol.0, pp.1-14, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 0
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0020872820972466
  • Title of Journal : International Social Work
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-14



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. Keywords Disabled individuals, gentrification, social innovation, social policies, social services, urban renewal, vulnerable populations