Impuls Netherlands Center for Social Care Research

Impuls develops, bundles and disseminates scientific, professional and experiential knowledge about in- and exclusion processes of vulnerable people, participation, informal support structures and social care and thus contributes to the professionalization and quality improvement of social care.

Research group leader

full professor

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Our group has several aims.

  • Impuls gathers and disseminates research knowledge on populations and subpopulations of people in society.

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    Research knowledge

    Impuls gathers and disseminates research knowledge on populations and subpopulations of people in society who have multiple, complex problems, as well as on processes of social exclusion and social participation.

  • Academic collaborative centre

    Impuls plays a pivotal role in an academic collaborative centre that works in the domain of social care and social participation. The academic collaborative centre focuses on innovation and product development in relation to: 1) strengthening self management and informal care with experiential expertise, 2) quality improvement of methodological work and, 3) increasing the societal benefits of care. The interchange between practice-based knowledge, systematic research knowledge and public policy within the collaborative centre gives a powerful impulse to professionalization and quality improvement in health and social care. It thereby helps improve the quality of life of vulnerable people. 

  • Collaboration

    Impuls collaborates with practitioners and other professionals in the field to develop and test appropriate, recovery-oriented interventions to foster social participation by people with multiple, complex problems.

  • Development

    Impuls has developed a range of instruments, including Tax-Su and CQI-O, for the quality improvement and evaluation of community support to people with multiple, complex problems.

  • Impuls academie

    Impuls has created a training infrastructure known as the Impuls academie to support the effective application of social care methodologies (Krachtwerk, Critical Time Intervention and Housing First) and instruments (Tax-Su, CQI-O).

  • Quality frameworks

    Impuls has quality frameworks available for assessing the model fidelity of Krachtwerk, CTI and Housing First. On request, Impuls can conduct audits in organisations to test the model fidelity of those interventions.


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