Care, well-being and self-sufficiency

This pillar focuses at professionally improving people’s care, well-being and self-sufficiency. It is aimed at the empowerment of clients, patients, users, pupils/parents, the elderly, etcetera. 

We achieve this by developing tools such as methodologies, measuring instruments, process supervision tools and training to carry out professional care interventions on the one hand, and supporting organizations when implementing these tools on the other hand.

Our expertise is applied in three areas


We devote our continuous attention to situations of deprivation. To exceed preventive or curative approaches, we examine the connection between health, as a broader well-being, and the educational career of the vulnerable social groups. Responding to the government policy relating to health, we tackle well-being and poverty reduction as an important consideration.

Prevention and health education

We know that prevention starts with health education from an early age. Therefore we focus on the realization of well-being policies to prevent problems of health and well-being to come into being. Next to this, our preventive approach is aimed at the ageing population in terms of ageing independently and actively.

Blended care and welfare

This approach highlights a strong connection between the individual health and lifestyle and the social conditions people live in. A curative and preventive approach of health problems will be more likely to succeed if it has an impact on the social conditions. That is why we strive for a smooth, integrated and multidisciplinary cooperation between healthcare and well-being actors, whenever possible and appropriate.