Swedish Town to Integrate Refugees by Housing Them with Pensioners

The “SällBo” project in the Swedish city of Helsingborg aims to combat loneliness among the elderly at the same time as helping former child refugees integrate by housing them side-by-side in the same building.

There are 31 flats for retired people and 20 for 18- to 25-year-olds, ten of which are reserved for people who arrived in Sweden as unaccompanied child asylum-seekers.

The first residents have moved into a new housing scheme that mixes seniors, young people and foreigners who came to Sweden as unaccompanied minors seeking asylum.

They are required to socialize with each other.

www.dw.com/en/swedish-town-to-integrate-refugees-by-housing-them-with-pensioners/a-51623961