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Brussels moves and cares

De Brusselaar is het uitgangspunt voor zorg, welzijn en gezondheid. We willen zorg en welzijn dichter bij de Brusselaar brengen. En we willen mensen aan het sporten krijgen, want sporten is gezond en brengt mensen dichter bij elkaar.  Wilt u weten hoe onze acties tot stand komen? Hoe beleidskeuzes vertaald worden naar concrete doelstellingen en acties? Dat leest u in het meerjarenplan van het College van de VGC. 

Elder and the local service centres look after seniors

The local service centres (LDC) noticed that the mental health of older Brussels residents was declining due to the long coronavirus pandemic. The Centrum voor Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg (centre for mental health care), known as Elder, teamed up with the LDCs to bring care closer to Brussels residents. Senior citizens received specially designed treatment to counter stress, depression and anxiety.

Dennis Marcelis, head of the LDC Waha centre in Oudergem:

“We organized a drop-in centre where people could meet with a therapist: a half hour chat over a cup of coffee makes a world of difference.”

 

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Dutch-speaking secondary schools are providing vaccinations

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The VGC, together with BruZEL and the Dutch-speaking secondary schools in Brussels, has increased the vaccination numbers of pupils by offering vaccinations at schools, among other places.
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Clean air in day care centres

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Air quality affects the development of children, and fresh air also helps prevent the spread of viruses like COVID-19. That is why all Dutch-language day care centres in Brussels were given a free CO2 meter shaped like a little house.
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"Rest in my head thanks to sports"

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Sports and exercise improves (mental) health. De Schakel, Pigment and De Buurtwinkel therefore encourage people living in poverty to engage in more exercise.
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Elder and the local service centres look after seniors

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© Sophie Nuytten
The local service centres (LDC) noticed that the mental health of older Brussels residents was declining due to the long coronavirus pandemic. The Centrum voor Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg (centre for mental health care), known as Elder, teamed up with the LDCs to bring care closer to Brussels residents. Senior citizens received specially designed treatment to counter stress, depression and anxiety.
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Combating poverty in school

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The purchase of school books, gym clothes and other school supplies can weigh heavily on the budgets of families who are in financial difficulty. Therefore, schools have received new subsidies to reduce the school costs for families living in poverty.
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