Inddragelse af frivillige på ældreområdet

Lene Miller

Student thesis: Master executive thesis


When the context in the society is changing from getting help to self-help, which means that the older must take care of themself, it has a meaning of using the servile society. Focus of this task is on the organization and its way of thinking about the future, how the services the occupational professionals has to deliver, only has to be about the main things such as care and nursing. The older must support themselves by rehabilitation. Small benefits have to be delivering by network or volunteers. That is what we call the servile society. The frame for the public sector has in many years been provided by NPM, New Public Management, but it´s now challenged by NPG, New Public Governance and its way of solve the challenges for the future between actors and increased knowledge to create added value. The municipal resources are limited and so are the types of service, there is not always compliance between what the citizen gets or need, because the social, emotional and intellectual challenges not always can be provided by the public auspices. An organization has the legitimacy in order true a general view and assumption of its acts are right or appropriated within a social designed system. The respondents all signify there are positive terms of trade, where the older citizen, the relatives, the volunteers, the employees and the municipality all have benefits. There is also a big wish about a social community build on common values. There have to be cooperation between the professionals and volunteers, how the working community is going to be established. The feeling of being someone of value and create increased quality of life, have a deeper meaning than “go for a walk”. “Go for a walk” is really a trivialized way of articulate this working area and a simplified instrument. The rhetoric seems to be trivialized, it´s really about something that goes deeper and are more important for the individual humans. Therefore it is important to work with the dialog and to create a synergy across the stakeholders both internally and extern. It requires a political management, and not just a management who exercise management, but who really assume a leadership. A leadership who shows the way with desire and the ability to have the citizens and the dialog in center will be the challenges for the future and the answer in the welfare areas priority.

EducationsMaster of Public Governance, (Executive Master Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2013
Number of pages56