In the 23rd September edition of its e-magazine, De Facto, the Flemish Welfare Association (Vlaams Welzijnsverbond) gave its view on the Covid-19 crisis, after presenting it to the Corona Committee of the Flemish Parliament.
The general director of Vlaams Welzijnsverbond, Hendrik Delaruelle, evaluated the past, current and future condition of health and social care facilities in what they have overcome, and are still overcoming, due to Covid-19 crisis. Speaking during the Committee Mr Delaruelle emphasised that another total lockdown would make the social care sector collapse. Nevertheless, the lockdown period showed how flexible social services are and how they could adapt their activities to the social distancing measures, in order to grant users the continuity of service. As it is by now clear that social services are essential services, such awareness must be translated into more ambitious policymaking, so that vulnerable people are taken care of in the best conditions possible.