Almost two million people in 2015, care and support at home

Almost two million people in 2015, care and support at home

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Almost two million of the adult Dutch people received in 2015, care and support at home, because they are not fully themselves unable to care.

They received help in daily actions, such as doing the household, the himself on and undressing or taking care of wounds. That turns out on Monday, and an investigation of the Social and Cultural Planning bureau (SCP).

A large part of this care and support they receive from the partner, adult children, parents, neighbours, friends or volunteers. Public and private-funded assistance less common: respectively more than 6 percent and about 3 percent.

Help in the household is the type of help that the most is received (11 percent). Personal care and guidance (both 4 percent) and nursing (2 percent) get the Dutch significantly less often.


Not everyone is happy with the care that they get. Eight percent of the adult population says the need for more care and support. There is particularly a need for (more) help in the household (5 percent) and guidance (3 percent).

Since 2015 is the responsibility of the municipalities for care and support extended. People can contact the Wmo-loket of the municipality for the application of domestic help, guidance, woningaanpassingen, tools and transport.

Approximately 60 percent of the Dutch 18-year olds is familiar with the desk and about 5 percent have actually had contact. Both the awareness of the compliance office as the contact, it is the greatest among the people with disabilities and the elderly.

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