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.
It is something that awakens the joy of Thorkild Olesen, chairman of the Danish disability organisations.
- We are really happy that Astrid Krag (S) and the government will try to find some money for the disabled persons. It is hugely important, because we are likviditetsmæssigt penetrated, as we have many expenses and lack of income, he says.
Thorkild Olesen points out that the latter is the pressure on the economy, because the associations have been forced to cancel events because you are no longer allowed to congregate. It is a costly affair, he says.
If the associations are not had this backing, it would mean that some had to turn the key on.
- It will mean that some associations would probably close, but it will also mean that other associations will be put down the next many years, he says.
at the same time, the minister at the press conference 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.
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.