The small acts of kindness "Het kleine helpen"
Building neighbourhood networks around the elderly
We focus on caring neighbourhoods. We assist in conducting needs assessments and develop support packages for local authorities and organisations, empowering them to conduct their own well-informed and pertinent analyses to shape these caring neighbourhoods. Our research is also instrumental in combatting loneliness. Furthermore, we explore strategies to provide support to informal caregivers.
In May 2022, we received the exciting news that our SBO application, titled 'A Lonely Planet? Addressing LONELIness from a PLAce-based perspective: research on the influence of Neighbourhood and EnvironmenT' was successfully approved by the Scientific Research Fund. Starting in October, we will enthusiastically embark on this four-year research project exploring the relationship between loneliness and the neighbourhood. This endeavor will be conducted in collaboration with Prof Tine Van Regenmortel and Dr Jasper De Witte (HIVA, KU Leuven) and Prof Liesbeth De Donder (VUB). Stay tuned for more updates!
In our research, we leverage our extensive methodological expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as the development and assessment of practices. We translate the research findings derived from these studies into practical tools, methodologies and educational resources for both the professional field and academia.
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Fascinated by the topic of loneliness and its management and prevention.
Fascinated by hands-on social science research & the search for working elements that promote connecting or supporting people, warm heart for vulnerable older people, gets energised by aha erlebnis.
Loneliness researcher with a passion for public spaces. Always in the mood for a concert.
Social work researcher with a passion for fostering and enhancing care and well-being within our society.
Driven by curiosity, committed to contributing to a caring society, enjoys listening to life stories.
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