In order to be accredited as a new sheltered housing initiative, you must first apply for a planning permit.
You will find additional information on applying for a planning permit(opens in new window) on the Department of Care (Dutch: Departement Zorg) website.
Applying for (provisional) accreditation
When you apply for accreditation as a sheltered housing initiative you will first be given provisional accreditation. Provisional accreditation is valid for 1 year. You may ask for your provisional accreditation to be renewed.
When your provisional accreditation expires, the Flemish Care Inspectorate (Dutch: Zorginspectie) will carry out an inspection. The Department of Care will subsequently award the accreditation based on the outcome of this inspection.
As an accredited sheltered housing initiative, you must submit an application for renewal of your accreditation no later than 6 months before your current accreditation expires.
Financing and invoicing
Sheltered housing initiatives are financed for every care user to whom they provide recovery support. The amount is calculated in the ‘price per day of stay’.
- The price per day of stay is financed by the Department of Care. Sheltered housing initiatives invoice the price per day of stay to the insurance institutions. To this end, they receive a ‘care allowance’ which corresponds to the price per day of stay.
- Care users pay for their own medication and the fees for the general practitioner and psychiatrist. If the care user uses a dwelling that is provided by the sheltered housing initiative, the care user pays the sheltered housing initiative a residence fee for this dwelling. These costs are not included in the ‘price per day of stay’.
The Department of Care calculates the price per day of stay for the sheltered housing initiatives and communicates these prices to the sheltered housing initiatives and the insurance institutions.