Supportive Relational Care

Supportive Relational Acting, in English known as the CARe Approach, is a basic methodology used in the field of mental health care, social work, care for the disabled and nursing home care. It is based on the principles of relational care. As a research group, we conduct research into and develop new applications. In this way, we substantiate the methodology with practice research and insights from the literature. In this way the approach remains up to date.


The aim is to research applications of the methodology and to (further) develop or refine them.


The CARe Approach is used by tens of thousands of professionals. With our research and publications, we support these professionals and thus the quality of care and services.

"The crux of the CARe Approach is that as a care provider you really make contact with people"

Tom van den Boom, trainer


01 January 2023 - 01 January 2025

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Jean Pierre Wilken | Professor | Participation, Care and Support

Jean-Pierre Wilken

  • Professor
  • Research group: Participation, Care and Support