A socially innovative service model in Istanbul

Uzsayılır Kara A., Baycan T.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 0
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0020872820972466
  • Journal Name: International Social Work
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, CINAHL, HeinOnline-Law Journal Library, Index Islamicus, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-14
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes



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