The Eindhoven alderman Lenie Scholten has joined a national committee that is to devise an approach on how to deal with ‘confused people’. The committee was installed yesterday.
The committee includes representatives of municipalities, police, justice and mental health care organisations. Together they are to ensure that municipalities will improve the way they deal with confused people.
For instance, by providing special facilities to accommodate them and to reduce any possible disturbances. And by introducing a personal, tailor-made approach for all confused people. By doing so, the committee expands on ideas that the Dutch government presented earlier.
This new approach should be ready to be implemented next summer.
Translated by: Hanny van Belkom