In Bouwlust (The Hague) two community workers invited the neighbourhood group to try the network tool “Good for Each Other”. The network tool was developed by care cooperatives in the Netherlands and is about organising care and support on a small scale.
The network map helps to gain insight into your social network. Under the guidance of community workers, the group worked on various topics:
For each topic the participants filled in the name of at least one person who supports them and added what they would like to do for someone in their network. This exercise generated a lot of discussion because it was challenging for some of the participants to fill in the form.
In a next step, the following questions were discussed:
The “Good for Each Other” network card is a great tool for reflecting on your social network and getting an idea of where you could start to strengthen or expand your own social network.