Fieldacademy has completed the qualitative research for the first baseline in the Living-Service Areas of Rotterdam. Inhabitants of the Living-Service Areas were asked about their wishes with respect to longer independent living.
TNO and Fieldacademy jointly developed the first effect -measurement for the 18 Living-Service Areas (LSA). This effect-measurement is based on indicators that are relevant in enabling seniors and people with a physical limitation to live independently.
Fieldacademy conducted qualitative research in the Living-Service Areas in order to validate the formulated indicators. By organizing focus-groups inhabitants were asked about their wishes with respect to longer independent living. New in this definitive version are the neighborhoods Rubroek and Kralingen, just as the additional research into the wishes of elderly inhabitants of foreign origin. The report is concluded with a set of recommendations.
This effect-measurement will have to be repeated in a few years in order to formulate valid conclusions. At the end of February TNO and Fieldacademy will present the results to policy makers of the municipality of Rotterdam.