Social and interior minister, Astrid Krag (S) is, together with the government ready to allocate a nødpulje for small associations engaged in voluntary work for the weak groups in society.
she says at a press conference Friday afternoon.
Nødpuljen is to voluntary associations and organisations doing work for the homeless and other vulnerable danes such as people with disabilities.
- The voluntary organisations promises a strong task. We must stick your hand under them. They have been struck by the fact that many activities have been shut down. It is important that they are not being turned over the edge of the expenditure, says the social minister Astrid Krag (S) at a news conference.
at the same time came to the minister on the many homeless citizens who are particularly vulnerable due to the corona virus, as shelters and crisis centres etc are to close.
- because of the lack of sleeps, so we extend the pot, so the shelters and varmestuerne can stay open until april, the minister says.
She tells at the same time, Copenhagen has opened an emergency shelter, while other places in the country among other things has used empty gymnasiums to house the many homeless.
the Government will also increase the capacity of women's refuges, which get an increasing number of inquiries. The blueprint will be ready in the coming week, says Astrid Krag.
the Minister used at the same time, the press conference to pay tribute to the many volunteers, while she also threw praise off to the country's municipalities. Friday she had a videoconferencing with all the country's mayors.
- I would like to thank you for the great work that is made in the municipalities from the many municipal employees. A big thank you to all of you who slog away right now, " says Astrid Krag (S).