Brussels municipality Woluwe-Saint-Lambert tagged as the first in Belgium to employ “neighbourhood caretakers” who help people in requirement of help to enable them to live at home independently for longer.
Many of the delicate people across Belgium, including seniors and the rest of the vulnerable groups, are not capable of doing their own shopping, cooking or to maintain their house. Now, neighbouring caretakers (BCQs) deployed by Hopper, can assist these people with the help from the local network, so they don’t have to move to assisted living facilities, where availabilities are scarce.
As per the Founder and CEO of Hoplr BCQ, Jennick Scheerlinck, “We believe in the potential of the neighbourhood for vulnerable and less mobile people, the elderly in particular. For those who cannot rely on friends or family, the neighbourhood is an imperative network.”
“The more numerous the threads within that social network, the smaller the mesh of the social safety net. In this way, we can assure that people can continue to live at home independently for a longer time.”
Aside from not being able to complete everyday tasks, an increasing number of loneliness. This mainly affects the elder age group, but also long-term sick, of whom almost a third always or usually feel lonely.
With the objective of letting seniors live at home at least three years longer before they need medical or professional help, the BCQs has ensured to provide a solution to all these problems.