The Winter Emergency Scheme for homeless people in Eindhoven kicked in on 31 December 2019 and 1 January 2020. The aid organisation, Neos report this.
When the Winter Emergency Scheme takes effect, homeless people are welcome to stay overnight at shelters in Eindhoven. The police also actively looked for people who were sleeping on the street. They then informed them of the scheme.
The scheme is enforced at a real-feel temperature of -5 degrees Celsius. This standard is calculated by the Dutch National Weather Service (KNMI). The forecast showed that on New Year’s Eve, the temperature would fall below zero and the day would be foggy.
Homeless people could register telephonically with Neos. Various winter emergency shelters in the city were open from 16:00. Guests could make use of facilities such as toilets, showers, and beds in these locations.
Editor: Melinda Walraven