Who offers what sort of help during the corona crisis?

As a result of the coronavirus, we have been forced to change our daily routines. Because of the national measures that have come into effect, you might need help or support. Or there may be practical issues that you can no longer deal with as you once did. Or perhaps your children can no longer visit and you are often alone. Everyone experiences the consequences of the coronavirus in their own way. In Wageningen, you can contact various organisations for assistance.

What should you do if you have medical problems?

Would you like to know what to do about respiratory problems or related health problems? You can find more information on the website of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM): www.rivm.nl

Startpunt Wageningen works by appointment

You can contact Startpunt if you have questions about your living situation, welfare, education, work, finances, healthcare, help and/or professional support. Because of the coronavirus, all questions will be dealt with by phone. The waiting time for these calls is not longer than usual. The front desk at ‘t Palet is closed. Home visits or discussions about your report will be done by phone whenever possible.

Loaning care aids Medipoint

It is currently not possible to borrow and return care aids such as a wheelchair or crutches via Startpunt. Please contact Medipoint 088-1020100 or visit www.medipoint.nl

Corona Aid Wageningen

If you have any practical questions, please contact the volunteer center. More information www.welsaam.nl

Telephone contact if you are often alone?

Would you like to talk to someone or do you need a sympathetic ear or some advice? You can phone the Red Cross Helpline: 070 - 4455 888. This number is accessible from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm and on Saturday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.

Concerned about someone near you?

Especially in this period, it is very important to pay attention to one another, because so many routine structures have disappeared or are organised differently. Sometimes you hear or see things about people around you that make you wonder if everything is okay. For example, the neighbours argue and fight a lot. Are you worried about someone around you? You can share your concerns with Startpunt at telephone number 0317-410160. And if you suspect domestic violence, you can phone Veilig Thuis 24/7 at: 0800-2000. You can find more information at: www.veiligthuis.nl