In all three northern provinces, elderly care providers have taken initiative to connect with Ukrainian refugees, reported the Groningen Internet Courant.
The intention is to give refugees the opportunity, if desired, to connect with elderly care in Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen.
This connection can take place in various ways, whatever is appropriate and desirable at that moment for the refugee in question. It can be about having contact with people, filling in the day, and/or learning the language by, for example, doing voluntary work. Or it could be about receiving a language course in combination with learning about care in the Netherlands or using the knowledge acquired in Ukraine.
In addition to care providers, also MBO and HBO education institutions from Drenthe, Groningen, and Friesland are involved, as is ZorgpleinNoord, an employers’ organization for healthcare in the North of the Netherlands. The refugee organization VluchtelingWerk was also involved in the early phases of the first joint consultations.