Profile of Users of a Service System Service Only in Social Maceió-al

Profile of Users of a Service System Service Only in Social Maceió-al


Alagoas State University of Health Sciences1

Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy-2d Code

Millions of homeless people living in cities in Brazil and around the world, featuring a collective problem of universal dimension and has challenged state power to provide solution to reverse this situation of extreme social exclusion featuring people on the streets1. The research aimed to know the profile of users of a network passage of YOUR home in the city of Maceió-AL. An exploratory study approach to the universe of the population in Maceio streets. Data production was due to the application of a structured interview form, along with 37 subjects, considering the variables sex, age, education, race, marital status, religion, personal documentation, work and income, access to government programs and status Cheers. Data were analyzed using the frequenciamento of responses and presented in percentages. It was found that users were mostly male (92 %), single (70 %) aged between 20 and 30 years (32 %), brown (43 %) had incomplete primary education (46 %), followers of the Catholic religion (43 %), approximately 50 % had major personal documents and 76 % any profession, but only 22 % had some income and 8 % received a government benefit. As the health situation 27 % reported some offense, 16 % were using drugs and less than half said they look or do monitoring in health services if necessary. The results show a very heterogeneous population, but sharing risk and vulnerability, as placed in the literature on the subject2. With regard to health, we agree with balcony and Adorno (2004), which state that most people who live in rarely demand the health service streets while supporting the presence of symptoms of disease, using ambulatory network in the latter case since with an accumulation of various health problems. Given the variety of issues identified, it is concluded that for an intervention impact on people’s quality of life in Maceio streets, this needs to be intersectoral, interdisciplinary and democratic, joining efforts to reduce vulnerabilities and where create and strengthen the support of social networks.

Keywords: Homelessness; Social assistance; Social vulnerability; Cheers

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