Streetfootball by Streetwork – Caritas Luxembourg
Street Football by Streetwork is part of Caritas Accueil et Solidarité, one of Luxembourg’s biggest NGOs. The project’s aim is to encourage participants from different social backgrounds to engage in regular physical activities. It includes both athletic and educational workshops. Besides promoting healthy lifestyle, regular training sessions prepare the participants to compete in various national and international tournaments, including the Homeless World Cup.
Streetwork Luxembourg is organised within the framework of “Service Street Work,” which receives funding by the Luxembourg Municipality and coordinates four different projects, each with a different partner. One of them is Caritas Accueil et Solidarité, which works specifically with homeless people in Luxembourg.
There is no national-level data collection system and no harmonised registration system. Although the number of night shelter users has reduced from 2010-2016, the average length of time has more than doubled (FEANTSA, 2017).
Although there have been noticeable decreases in the use of night shelters, government agencies conducting winter surveys found that the number of homeless people in Luxembourg almost tripled, from 297 in 2009 to 864 in 2017 (FEANTSA, 2017).
The chance of foreigners falling into poverty is more than double that of local residents (Delano, 2017).