The city of Hasselt is the capital of the Belgian province of Limburg and has over 78,000 inhabitants, making it the smallest provincial capital of Flanders in terms of population. The city is also the capital of the electoral canton and the two judicial cantons of Hasselt.

Areas of Intervention

  • Children and young people
  • Children at risk of social exclusion
  • Homeless
  • Older people 
  • People with addiction
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Public Health
  • Social justice
  • People who are socially vulnerable
  • People in situations of difficulty or precarity
  • Victims of domestic abuse
  • Gender equality
  • Counteracting and supporting victims of gender-based violence
  • Migrants
  • Social Integration
  • Beneficiaries of minimum income
  • Poverty
  • Recipients of care

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Providing social services
  • Role of the social worker
  • Integration of technological tools
  • Issuing of guidelines and policies for the district’s councils
  • Capacity building and training
  • Research and development
  • Maintaining networks for managers and social workers
  • Management of public nursing homes and day centres for the elderly
  • Home care services for the elderly and dependent people
  • Socio-educational services for children at risk of social exclusion
  • Specialised intervention services as meeting points for children, victims of violence, and their families
  • Consulting services and specialised studies for local governments regarding elderly facilities
  • Child protection
  • Telecare
  • Emotional support groups for family caregivers
  • Assistance in cases of energy poverty
  • Financial support
  • Fostering cooperation with non-governmental organisations and the promotion of social volunteering.
  • Research/ identifying and monitoring of social problems

 

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