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Flemish government releases almost 4 million euros for 24 care homes

Photo: Borgerhoff Photo in care home Hoeve Genemeer. Flemish Minister of Welfare Wouter Beke (CD&V) spoke with Hannelore Vens.

Flemish Minister of Tourism Zuhal Demir (N-VA) is making 3.85 million euros available via the Emergency Fund for 24 recognised care homes in Flanders that offer accommodation for people with disabilities. With this investment, the Flemish government wants to support the care homes that were severely affected by the corona crisis. Together with Flemish Minister of Welfare Wouter Beke (CD&V), Demir visited the care home Hoeve Genemeer in Beverlo (Beringen) today and spoke with owner Kim Janssens and Hannelore Vens.

Hoeve Genemeer in Beverlo (Limburg, Beringen), is one of the 24 recognised care homes in Flanders that can benefit from the support measure for holiday homes for care groups. The care home focuses mainly on people with disabilities because the entire house is perfectly wheelchair accessible.

Because the care homes suffered losses compared to previous years due to the corona crisis, they are compensated by Minister Demir through the Emergency Fund. In this way, the care homes can continue to offer their holidays for their specific target group which, according to the Flemish Government, should not be left out of the picture. Thus, after the difficult corona period, Flanders wants to offer everyone the opportunity to relax and have a holiday this summer.


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