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June 2021

Intys Consulting likes to get people moving. Literally too.

During the entire month of June they challenge their employees to collect 1000 km of sport per team. Walking, cycling, hiking, as long as they move!

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June 2021

A partnership combining bricks and social services

Street Nurses, also active in Liège for the past two years, has the ambition to set up a reintegration project through housing in the Ardennes city as well. Just like we have been doing for years in Brussels.

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June 2021

Important message for guitar lovers!

A Brussels-based medical doctor, passionate about string instruments, created a unique guitar from a single solid block of wood as part of the second edition of the Great Guitar Build Off.

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May 2021

Enough counting, when will there be a Global Plan to End Homelessness?

The November 2020 census, organized by Bruss'Help, shows that the number of homeless people in Brussels rose from 4,380 in 2018 to 5,313 in 2020, an increase of 21%. This was the sixth census since 2008, and the numbers have never stopped increasing. In this opinion article, we propose 4 essential pillars for the implementation of a Global Plan to End Homelessness.

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May 2021

International Nurses' Day

On this “International Nurses' Day”, we would like to put the spotlight on our colleagues for the extraordinary work they have done every day for the past 15 years with homeless people.

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May 2021

A dog as mediator

A new project by Street Nurses investigates whether animals can be used to facilitate contact with homeless people.

As you may have noticed, homeless people often have a dog with them. This four-legged friend is very important to its owner: it offers protection, of course, but most of all, its presence offers comfort and affection that makes the difficulties of street life a little easier to bear.

 

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April 2021

Crowdfunding for our new homelessness prevention project

Encouraging formerly homeless people to get on with their lives and become so attached to their new home that they will never want to leave. This is, in a nutshell, the mission of the "My Way" project that we launched at the beginning of the year.  The aim is clear: to ensure that our patients never fall back on the streets again.

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March 2021

2020: working in times of a sanitary crisis

2020 was for everybody a strange and difficult year but even more so for homeless people. This “lockdown year” has at least put the spotlight on the consequences of homelessness, especially in Brussels and Liège.

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March 2021

When do we stop our follow-up?

This brought up the question as to when we could let our patients go. Under what conditions? Following which procedure?

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February 2021

Whether it's windy, rainy or freezing...

Joséphine has been working for six years as a nurse in the non-profit organization "Street Nurses". She tells us about her daily work.

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February 2021

From pre-follow-up to follow-up ... the selection of our patients

A lack of times and human resources makes it impossible for us to look after all homeless people at the same time. We must make a selection.

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February 2021

Finding motivation in my gifts, my talents, what I can be good at !

Each of us is gifted in some way. For some that’s obvious, for others much less so. Knowing what we are capable of and communicating it to other people gives us self-confidence and self-esteem.

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