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The key role of the voluntary sector: the Dutch model
The key role of the voluntary sector: the Dutch model
The key role of the voluntary sector: the Dutch model
The key role of the voluntary sector: the Dutch model
The key role of the voluntary sector: the Dutch model
The key role of the voluntary sector: the Dutch model
The key role of the voluntary sector: the Dutch model
The key role of the voluntary sector: the Dutch model
The key role of the voluntary sector: the Dutch model
The key role of the voluntary sector: the Dutch model
The key role of the voluntary sector: the Dutch model
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The key role of the voluntary sector: the Dutch model

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Presentation given by Jaap van den Berg, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports, the Netherlands at a FEANTSA seminar on "Cooperation & networking to address homelessness: What are key partners for …

Presentation given by Jaap van den Berg, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports, the Netherlands at a FEANTSA seminar on "Cooperation & networking to address homelessness: What are key partners for national/regional authorities and how should they be involved?", co-hosted by the Norwegian Housing Bank and FEANTSA, June 2007.

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  • 1. The key role of the voluntary sectorThe Dutch model assessedJaap van den BergMinistry of Health, Welfare and SportDepartment of Social SupportOslo 19 juni 2007
  • 2. Ministry of Health, Welfare and SportHeadlines• The Dutch model – Capacity and Financing – Legal framework – Division of roles• The Strategy Plan for social Relief – The secret of the broad involvement – The formula for succes – The key elements• The assessment of the model – Adressing homelessness 2
  • 3. Ministry of Health, Welfare and SportOverview institutions homeless capacity24-hour crisis centre 78424-hour care 70924-hour accommodation 3570Guided housing 3113Day-care centre 2616Night-care centre 1393 3
  • 4. Ministry of Health, Welfare and SportOverview costs social relief homeless(x € mln, 2006)Special grant from central 240government (incl. public mentalhealth)Municipal treasury 130Exceptional Medical Expenses Act 110Contributions residents 30 4
  • 5. Ministry of Health, Welfare and SportThe Dutch model:legal framework• Social Support Act• Exceptional Medical Expenses Act• Health Insuarance Act• The Decree on management for housing• Work and benefits Act 5
  • 6. Ministry of Health, Welfare and SportSocial Support Act• Main target: participation of all citizens• Municipalities: cohesive policy, differences• 9 policy areas, such as: – Social relief (incl. women’s refuge) – Public mental health – Extramural care of addicts• Key position for 43 central municipalities 6
  • 7. Ministry of Health, Welfare and SportActs Care & Health• Exceptional Medical Expenses Act – Care agencies – Care providers – Modernisation – Effect homeless: ++• Health Insuarance Act – Private insurance with social conditions – Effect homeless: ? 7
  • 8. Ministry of Health, Welfare and SportHousing & Income• Decree on management for housing – Defines tasks for housing corporations, including ‘odd houses for odd people’• Work and benefits act – Implementation by municipalities – Possibility to impose budget management 8
  • 9. Ministry of Health, Welfare and SportDivision of Roles• The national government : responsible for the system• The (central) municipalities incl. municipal institutions: key role• Cooperation with the social entrepeneurs on housing, care and health is neccessary 9
  • 10. Ministry of Health, Welfare and SportThe strategy plan for social relief:the making of• Secret of broad development• Formula for this success – Leadership – High ambitions – Sufficient Budget 10
  • 11. Ministry of Health, Welfare and SportKey elements of the PlanTwo central pillars• Personal treatment• Seamless cooperation – Contract with local partners – Mutual rights and obligations• Main targets – 21.000 tailored programma’s – Homelessness almost non-existent 11
  • 12. Ministry of Health, Welfare and SportThe Dutch model assessed• Cooperation on the base of a contract• No legal programmes, but appropiate instruments, ready-to-use• A new relation between municipalities and ngo’s• Are (all) cities capable ? 12

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