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Ministry of Health:

Coping with life changing events and loneliness/spiritual care

In 2018 I was asked to set up a project group to find a good destination for funds that were allocated to support older people who are struggling with life changing events and loneliness. This kind of support should by law be provided to people in institutions like nursing homes. For people living at home this type of public support was not well organised. There is a need however, as people are living longer at home and many are no longer affiliated to churches (who tradionally provided this type of support). We organised the support by setting up financing of spiritual care givers as well as a new research programme on “Purpose in life”.

Read here for an interview in Dutch (van levensbegeleider tot worstelcoach)