There are approximately 40,000 homeless people in the Netherlands (CBS), excluding users of 24-hour shelter. An ongoing challenge is to locate shelter at night and deal with the increased risk of transmission as a result of the mobility of this population. Health communication about measures and support also does not easily reach this group. In addition, the physical vulnerability to infection for these groups is high, which means that medical intervention with 1,5 meter physical distance is necessary. The impact of COVID-19 on this group can be extra damaging. The data collection strategy is similar to subproject 3, with the exception that the panel survey cannot be conducted for this group. The interviews will target professionals within the shelter environment in collaboration with Valente (a network organization supporting sheltering) and policy advisors at the municipal levels.
‘Paradox: corona heeft ook positieve kanten voor daklozen’
Trimbos – 29 mei 2020
Branch organisation for participation, guidance and save shelters:
Guidelines shelter for homeless people
National organisations who provide social shelters:
Leger des Heils https://www.legerdesheils.nl/nederland-let-een-beetje-op-elkaar