The position of people with disabilities in the Netherlands is deteriorating. Over the past three years, it has become more difficult for people with disabilities to fully participate in society, according to a report commissioned by the UN Convention Alliance, a collaboration of five organizations that advocate for people with disabilities, which will be handed to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva on Tuesday, Trouw reports.
Nearly half of the people suffering from mental health problems in the Netherlands do not make use of medicine or health care, according to a survey by the national platform for mental health GGz and the Dutch federation for patients Ieder(in) published on Monday. The survey among more than 10 thousand patients found that high costs is the main reason for patients to avoid being treated, Trouw reports.
This survey reveals a sharp contrast between mental health care and physical health care - about a third of people with physical health problems don't go for treatment.
Municipalities are not allowed to cut back on residents' domestic aid without clear justification, the Central Appeals Tribunal, the highest administrative court in the Netherlands, ruled on Wednesday
Interest organizations Ieder(in), Vereniging Gehandicapten Nederland (VGN) and parent organization BOSK are concerned about health insurance companies that do not want to pay for supervision in the classroom despite it being their responsibility, NOS reports.