The “Wet Maatschappelijke Ondersteuning (Social Support Act, WMO) which is applicable in the European Netherlands, doesn’t exist on the BES Islands. The Health Insurance Office BES (ZVK) however, considers it very important that facilities from this law also apply in the Caribbean Netherlands.
For this reason, an agreement with Fundashon Kuido pa Bista i Oido (FKBO) was adopted this week . This includes agreements about four facilities for people who need social support: home cleaning, meal supply, a transport supply and small adjustments on houses. Later on agreements will be adopted on Saba and St. Eustatius as well, in order to ensure this improvement of care and welfare.