Welkom in Utrecht

State Secretary Blokhuis is coming to Welkom in Veenendaal to look at how they work and the success they have been having.

A growing number of people in the Netherlands are becoming economically homeless. whether its due to divorce or financial problems, they can no longer live in their own homes.

In addition, there are more and more people who for other reasons no longer have a grip on their own lives. In the current system they often fall along the wayside.

It is difficult to get the right help because there is little coordination between the various healthcare institutions.

Social housing concept Welkom found the solution and is now a prime example of success in this area.

State Secretary Paul Blokhuis of Health, Welfare and Sport will therefore visit Welkom in Veenendaal on Friday, February 1.

Blokhuis believes it is important that this specific target group is helped in our society and that they can then continue to participate in a positive way to society.

During the Blokhuis visit, Alderman Lex Hoefsloot of the municipality of Ede and Cora van de Bovenkamp, ​​initiator of Welkom, will sign an agreement of intent for a second location in Ede.

In conclusion, an interview will takes place in which Secretary of State Blokhuis will share his vision on the key to a successful return to society of this target group.


3.00 pm Welcome at Welkom

3.30 pm Arrival of State Secretary Blokhuis

4.10 pm Presentation Welkom

4.25 pm Guided tour

4.40 pm Signing of the letter of intent

4.50 pm Closing interview with Blokhuis and Cora van de Bovenkamp

5.00 pm End of visit

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Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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