A veteran seeking emergency shelter was warmly sent to him –

A veteran seeking emergency shelter was warmly sent to him –

Senior ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen writes in a report: “The way the emergency shelter is now organised, veterans feel abandoned.”

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According to the Ombudsman, the government has a duty to care specifically for veterans. If that is not possible, you can contact the Ministry of Defense or the Netherlands Veterans Institute.

But it is unclear which body is responsible for emergency shelter and veterans, among other things, their families and aid workers often do not know where to go, says Van Zutphen. Bodies refer to each other. As a result, veterans are sometimes dependent on homeless shelters, says Van Zutphen.

Waiting time too long

In addition, the Veterans Desk only accepts requests for help from veterans themselves or their partners. “Often, other people in their immediate environment, such as family, neighbors, servants or friends, can predict very well whether a veteran needs help,” says Van Zutphen. said.

Also, among other things, the waiting times are long, there are few admission options longer than two weeks and a distinction has been made between veterans with and without a recognized work disorder.

In the autumn, the mediator will examine how the minister has implemented his recommendations.

Source: RTL