Ten participants of the wijkzorg tafel in Osdorp were interviewed after which the interviews were coded with a coding sheet and open coding. Participants indicated the psychiatric care organisations and organisations capable of detecting loneliness, such as housing associations or religious institutes, were missing. Additionally, the consistency of the members in the coalition was low, which had a negative influence on motivation. The main structure in the coalition was the personal informal contacts the participants had while communication within the coalition was perceived as sub-optimal. Finally, there was no common strategic vision within the coalition, while participants reacted positive towards such a vision. This study shows how the different factors influence the wijkzorg tafel community coalition in Osdorp in their co-operation against loneliness. Members who are able to detect loneliness in the neighbourhood are needed as this is an important part of battling loneliness. The consistency of the attendance of the members of the wijkzorg tafel should be improved, as it demoralised participants. This study gives new insights in how important factors for community coalitions to function affect he co-operation within these coalitions. Additionally, it gives insight into optimal factors for battling loneliness. By taking these results into consideration when improving existing coalitions or setting up a new community coalition, the effectiveness can be improved.
Auteur: Jurgen Venhoeven