Why do we hardly see homeless people on the streets in the Netherlands? Is there no or does it come from certain measures?

Because not every homeless looks like what you see on TV.

I myself often and gladly in Breda, for years.I love the city, and if you hang around long enough in a city you are going to learn things. I can recognise a number of Wanderers in Breda because they are really figures. A dark man, who always laughs, but you hardly ever ask for a eurotje. A motherfucker who is going to stand at the ATM, and then you go for cancer sufferers because you give him nothing (if I could swap: ‘)) and a few more of those lazy.

For a training that I followed briefly, I was working on a piece about homeless people.I went to a day care center, where one could walk in and get a cup of coffee and could talk. Said it had about 1200 homeless (!) in a city of around 180,000 inhabitants.

Most walk in ‘ normal ‘ attire, sleep with friends, or have other options.That you are homeless does not mean that you are a hopeless case that has helped you through drugs, alcohol or gambling to the sucks.

There are quite a few homeless people in the Netherlands.However, they are not allowed to stay outside, usually they are tucked away in, for example, Army of salvation Houses. Furthermore, there are generally pathways that help people to get as normal a journey as possible. A homeless person near me usually stays with someone from a network of friends and acquaintances, and more and more people know how to find and use networks like Couchsurfing to prevent them from sleeping on the streets.

I find it tricky that I can’t see the text I need to translate on my tablet at the same time with the window in which I have to write the translation.For such a thing I can be better at home behind my MAC.

But the core of the answer to the question of why we see so few homeless people in the Netherlands is:

  • The Dutch are too proud to identify themselves as homeless;
  • At the times we can see them at train stations and under bridges etc.

is the non-homeless in his hot bed;

  • We do not want to see it;
  • We do not see them because we have not carefully researched our environment.
  • Adding me:

    Several sources estimate the number of homeless people in the Netherlands between 30,000 and 60,000.According to one source, government measures have doubled the number of homeless people in 7 years time. Just Googling and you will find the figures confirmed and a lot of unjust misery for the minimums that has increased particularly in recent years.

    What Joop Kiefte says is right, but I think the biggest reason is that there are just fewer homeless people in the Netherlands than in other countries.In Canada and the USA, people are not allowed to stay outside, but because of lack of places in the shelter they have no other choice.

    Because the Netherlands is a welfare state, things such as addiction care and mental health care are quite well regulated.As a result, people are often helped before they really end up on the streets. It is easier to absorb the people who are still homeless in an indoor centre.

    There are several ‘ stages ‘.

    There is a fairly large fringe group that stays with friends and family and often draws from hot to her because they can’t tax the same family member or friend each time.

    Furthermore, many homeless people spend the night in places where you will not see them so quickly, for example in underground corridors, the Sleeping House (Salvation Army or other body), in Japan in cheap Internet cafes that are open 24 hours a day, or sometimes in public buildings that are 24 Hours a day (departure and arrival halls of airports, stations, shopping malls).Of course they are often not tolerated in public buildings, but often they know hiding places or they can continue to be presentable for ordinary visitors as their appearance. In New York and other American cities, hordes of homeless people live in tunnels and sewers.

    In other countries there are indeed large groups that actually sleep on the streets.Many streetwalkers are also homeless, they ‘ work ‘ at night (so you don’t see them sleeping) and sleep somewhere during the day.

    I myself live in Luxembourg where homeless people are actually confined to the neighbourhood around the station.Outside, the police do not tolerate them and bring them or to a sleeping house or turn them off when they cause nuisance. The problem is that, with its flourishing economy, Luxembourg is a ‘ magnet ‘ for homeless people from other countries.

    In which country do you live and where are you born?The Netherlands knows and counts absolutely homeless only in the time you sleep are they looking for a sleeping place and by the time you wake up to go to work they have finally found their bed to be able to take rest from the stress to finding an ove Rnachtingsplek.

    I do not know where the questioner lives, but there are legions of homeless people in the Netherlands.However, there are also institutions and organisations that are committed to the fact that homeless people have a place to spend the night.

    In addition, there are rules that will stop nuisance.That’s why you don’t have the beenless and toothless beggars on every street corner in the big cities.

    However, the fact that the problem is less visible and less nuisance does not mean that the problem is not, on the contrary.

    Of the 60,000 people in a reception pathway in 2016, there were a little over 12,000 between 18 and 30 years old.

    Sources:
    Trimbos Institute- Trimbos.nl | Social care: Facts and figures

    Doubling of homeless youngsters

    When I was homeless, I slept with a family member.

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