On 10 July, ROOMforLIFE has officially started. It is a Zeeuwse Huiskamer, but is to be found in Folkestone, England. Through European conferences we came into contact with the Kent County Council, responsible for, amongst other things, care for the elderly and disabled in Kent.
clients’ needs as a basis
When we got to know each other better, KCC became interested in the Zeeuwse Huiskamer approach. Although the context of care and living differs from that in the Netherlands, the KCC does feel the need for a new way of approaching the themes of living, care and wellbeing. What is important in this is to learn to think from the client’s needs as well as to make new partnerships.
start in Broadmeadow Registered Care Centre
Impuls and KCC made a proposal within the Biz4Age programme to set up the project together. The proposal was accepted and from February onwards we have worked together to start up the project. In the Broadmeadow Registered Care Centre in Folkestone two flats have been set up as trial houses. On Friday 10 July, we had a joined kick-off of the project. Besides various institutions in the field of care and living, companies that would like to use the project to try out and test products in practice are involved too.
Below you can see the leaflets they developped to attract inhabitants.