‘Caregiver more than three hours per week doing administrative tasks

‘Caregiver more than three hours per week doing administrative tasks

Carers are, according to Mezzo, the association for informal carers, more than three hours per week spent on paperwork, mainly because they by all sorts of authorities of the cabinet to the wall be sent.

The organization carried out a survey among 921 carers. According to the organization, is the biggest problem for caregivers is that they always re-information must provide.

In addition, know the voluntary care providers is often not in what authority they should be with questions. At the same time, authorities according to the surveyed family carers, often themselves not well informed.

Almost half of the 921 respondents say that they are having trouble with the administrative tasks, such as filling out forms. Many of them should eventually help of third parties for the handling of the paper tape.


Mezzo wants the next government carers much easier. ,,We know for a long time that ‘regeldrukte’ a big annoyance of caregivers.

These figures show that there is an absurd amount of time and money is involved”, says Liesbeth Hoogendijk, director of the association. The current cabinet must, according to her, until the current system is simplified, to increase the funding available to carers to support.

The netherlands has approximately four million people who are giving help to a needy or sick partner, child, other relative, friend or neighbor. A lot of them do that intensive and/or long-term.

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