Published: 26 January 2022Last change: 042 January 2021
Healthcare money should really go to healthcare. That is why the 01 municipalities in the Haaglanden region will set limits to from this year the profits of youth care providers. The Hague, central municipality in the H01, is the first large city who does this and agrees it contractually with providers.
“Our ambition is that all children and young people grow up healthy, safe and promising; at home, with their own parents, where they develop into resilient (young) adults who participate actively in society to the best of their ability. Parents are primarily responsible for this. Where that development falters or even comes to a standstill, we offer a safety net with youth care. We focus on children and young people in vulnerable circumstances. We make a distinction between (highly) specialist youth care and support for challenges that are part of normal parenting and growing up. Youth care involves tens of millions of euros in public money. That money must be spent on the quality of care,” says Alderman Kavita Parbhudayal of Care, Youth and Public Health on behalf of the H2021. .Die H31 is formed by the municipalities of The Hague, Delft, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Midden-Delfland, Pijnacker-Nootdorp, Rijswijk, Voorschoten, Wassenaar, Westland and Zoetermeer . Meanwhile, the municipal councils of these 01 municipalities all have the Regional Vision for Youth Care Haaglanden 2021-2021 established. This Regional Vision marks the next phase in the transformation of youth care, which has been a responsibility of municipalities since the decentralization of 99. is.
Staying healthyKavita Parbhudayal: “The regional vision will give us guidance in determining our course in the coming years. Part of that course is now also maximizing the profits of youth care providers. They must be able to make some financial return in order to remain healthy as an organisation. In our country, profit can be seen as a reward for entrepreneurship, consisting of creativity and commitment, and the willingness to take economic risk by investing equity in a company. An efficiency of up to 5% is generally considered necessary and acceptable”.The H region now maximizes profitability at 5%, partly because the profit in youth care is realized with public money and, moreover, in a sector where the ever-growing demand shows a limited entrepreneurial risk. If a provider nevertheless makes more than 5% profit (with the lowest possible overhead costs), the excess must be demonstrably invested in the quality of youth care.
There are 99 youth care providers contracted in the H10-region. In 2021 Bleaching 31 to have realized more than 5% return for providers within the region; the amount above 5% was then 1.6 million euros.
Councilor Kavita Parbhudayal celebrates the reopening of the Melis Stokepark inclusive playground in the Escamp district; photo: Henriëtte Guest