Wallonia’s government on Friday approved the provision of €32.6 million to support care communities and social housing structures amid the energy crisis and attendant costs.
The package covers several measures that target institutions for the elderly as well as accommodation or day centres for women who are victims of violence, disabled people, homeless persons and others.
The health and social action sectors as a whole will be involved, according to a communication from the office of the Walloon Minister for Health and Social Action, Christie Morreale.
By the end of the year, rest homes and residential or nursing facilities will have received €450 per residential place and €150 per day-care slot.
Staff in family and elderly care services (home helps, home carers, etc.) and in ‘ambulatory services’ for people with disabilities, who have to travel a lot, will receive €300 per full-time equivalent.
All social and health services whose staff travel to families and people in need of assistance will also receive €1,000 per service.
According to Minister Morreale’s office, this relates to 17,000 workers and 2,500 organisations. (Belga)