The Council for Refugees offers refugees in Bloemendaal guidance. For an optimal participation in society, the Council for Refugees takes care of the first reception and guidance with housing, social support and legal protection. The guidance is provided by volunteers with support from paid employees. The target for refugee housing in Bloemendaal will be 22 people in 2019.
When refugees move to their own home in the municipality, a huge amount comes to them: moving to an unknown city or village, quickly learning the Dutch language and finding their way in a maze of regulations. Refugees must also arrange an integration course themselves and look for work.
The social workers of the Council for Refugees assist refugees during this turbulent period and help them integrate into Dutch society. Refugees are assisted from day one by social workers in their new place of residence. Volunteers help refugees with all practical regulatory matters. Consider, for example, taking out insurance, looking for doctors, dentists and schools for the children.
The guidance goes further than just practical matters. Together with the social worker, the refugee finds his way in his new place of residence and in Dutch society. Much attention is also paid to increasing the social network and the self-reliance of the refugee, so that they can work independently more quickly on their new future.