Well-being in Feijenoord
- Start: September 2018
- End: Spring 2024
- Status: ongoing
Humanitas Rotterdam has a new approach to welfare work in the Feijenoord area. The starting point was that everyone in the area bears responsibility for its well-being. Yke van der Schoor's PhD research follows the results of this approach.
From 2018 to 2022, Humanitas Rotterdam was responsible for welfare work in the Feijenoord area of Rotterdam (90,000 inhabitants). Humanitas' approach was new in the Netherlands. The starting point was that everyone in the area bears responsibility for its well-being. Residents, clubs, associations, organisations, schools, businesses, churches, mosques and other philosophical organisations all play a role in the approach. Humanitas encouraged all parties to volunteer and offered the necessary support.
To understand the results of this approach, the process was followed by an interactive, participatory, case study research. The research offers insights into the dynamics of welfare work in general and Rotterdam welfare work in particular. It addresses policy expectations regarding professionalisation of welfare work and how welfare workers can become resilient to the constant changes and challenges they face. The study builds on theoretical insights on resilience and (normative) professionalisation.
- Yke van der Schoor MA (PhD student)
- Prof Anja Machielse (1st promotor)
- Prof Joachim Duyndam (2nd promotor)
- Dr Toby Witte (co-promotor)
- City of Rotterdam
- Stichting Humanitas Rotterdam
- Yke van der Schoor MA, email@example.com
- Prof. dr. Anja Machielse, A.Machielse@UvH.nl
Humanitas Rotterdam has a new approach to welfare work in the Feijenoord area. Strengthening the resilience of the residents is central to this. Yke van der Schoor's PhD research follows the results of this approach.