Restoring dreams to tackle loneliness

Intellectual output 1: trainingsprogramme

Intellectual output 2: This webpage, to share tools and best practises with eachother!

Did you know that more than 46% of Amsterdammers sometimes feel lonely and more than 13% even extremely lonely? During the K1 project (job shadowing), we did a study that showed some confrontational results. A shared subject was established, loneliness. We have concluded that it occurs in every country and that is a major problem.

The problem with loneliness is that in many countries, it’s considered a taboo. In addition, social workers are used to working in a solution-oriented way and there’s not an easy way to fix this. It requires customization. Not everything will work for everyone, no matter what instruments you use. Furthermore, not everyone can find a solution for their loneliness at all. All this makes it difficult to battle, but it’s definitely worth it!

our approach


The 80/20-principle is a useful tool to work goal oriented. The FUZZY-method shows that HVO-Querido occasionally works with targets that might seem out-of-the-box.

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Erasmus+ project

Erasmus +, the subsidy program of the European Commission, offers people of all ages the opportunity to share their knowledge and / or learn from (other) professionals from another country.

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The FUZZY methodology (Peter Makensteijn) works differently. Goals are set on the fly and thus a flexible mindset concerning the usage of time (and finances).

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Housing First

The concept of Housing First came over from the United States in 2006. It’s based on the idea that homeless people with an addiction (or other mental illness) would primarily benefit from having their own home.

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Inspire by sharing

Inspire by sharing The centre of expertise is the place where everything comes together.

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It Can Also Be Different!

This may sound familiar... Someone asks you to come up with a solution for a certain problem.

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The profiles

We are all different. Even though our social workers work according to the principles of Housing First, they are not the same.

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