Social Support Act

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Sep 25 '18 13:20

VVD Senator Anne-Wil Duthler voted on a bill that her own company gave advice on, according to research platform Follow the Money. With that, Duthler acted unethically, experts said, NOS reports.

In 2013 the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sports asked Duthler's consultancy firm to advise on the text of the Social Support Act, which transferred the responsibility of a number of healthcare tasks to the municipalities. According to Follow the Money, a number of the consultancy firm's recommendations were included in the final bill.

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Jun 15 '18 15:30

The average senior citizen, 55 years old or older, currently in the Netherlands is less lonely than his or her peers were 20 years ago. They have better social contacts, more often have a partner and their networks are often larger and more diverse, according to a study by social and cultural planning office SCP, NU.nl reports.

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Jan 23 '17 09:50

A third of Dutch people who received care and support at home in 2015, find that the care was inadequate, according to a study done by social and cultural planning office SCP, NOS reports.

Just under 2 million people over the age of 18 received home care in 2015. About 670 thousand of them say they needed more care than they received.

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May 18 '16 15:50

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

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Mar 10 '15 10:56

The court in Arnhem ruled that the municipality Montferland had unjustly removed 3 hours domestic help per week from two residents NOS reports. According to the court, the municipality should have done more research to establish whether these residents could get by without the help.

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Dec 9 '14 13:17

An elderly couple (88 and 89 years old) from Dantumadiel will for the time being still be entitled to home assistance from January 1st, 2015, the court in Groningen determined today.

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Nov 26 '14 08:15

An elderly couple of 89 and 88 years has filed a lawsuit against the municipality of Dantumadiel. The couple will be losing their home assistance on January 1st, without which they won't be able to live independently.

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