Many people think that you have to take care of a loved one for at least half a working week to be a caregiver. Or that it must necessarily be a family member that you help. But the term caregiver also applies to you if you visit your lonely neighbor every week or do basic shopping for a chronically ill friend. Below you can read when you are a caregiver and how to claim your free gift.

Huh what, present? Yes, the municipality of The Hague offers every carer a present , to thank them for the difference they make. This ‘Pluim’ is a credit that you can spend on experiences or products in the webshop www.pluimen.nl. You can also opt for a voucher for a store near you, so that you can spend your credit at your favorite bakery, butcher or supermarket.

Are you a caregiver?

Which conditions do you have to meet exactly to claim your gift? Very simple: you have been taking care of someone who lives in The Hague for at least 8 hours a week for more than 3 months. Believe us, you’ll get there very quickly.

So is Robin ( ) his neighbor’s caregiver and didn’t even know he deserved that term. “I found out through the appreciation campaign of the municipality of The Hague, in which informal carers are encouraged to pick up a present.”

He really did not expect such a present: “It shows that it so what I do is very important, even if I still enjoy those visits. The gift from the municipality shows that we matter, that we make a difference.”

Pick up your present

Care you for more than three months at least 8 hours a week for someone who lives in The Hague? Then the Municipality of The Hague also offers you a present. This ‘Pluim’ is a credit that you can spend on experiences or products in the webshop www.pluimen.nl. You can also opt for a voucher for a store near you. Then you can spend it at your favorite bakery, butcher or supermarket.

On the website of The Hague Mantelzorg you will find all kinds of tips and practical information about informal care. Also check the Facebook page of The Hague Mantelzorg

for regular updates.

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