Tips for when you're going to meet
When you have made contact with a person who needs help via Hart voor Woerden, it is wise to make an introductory meeting to see if it clicks. It is important to be aware of your safety. Hart voor Woerden has prepared the following tips for you that you can use as a guideline:
If you are looking for help as a private individual, and the website does not help you, or if you want personal contact about this, please contact the Hart voor Woerden team. Together we will certainly figure it out.
Hart voor Woerden works with a reference system. Has a provider responded to your question? Always check whether this person already has references on Hart voor Woerden (or www.nlvoorelkaar.nl ).
Would you rather not meet at home at the first meeting? Then meet in a public place such as the library or a cafe nearby.
Ask the volunteer or professional for legal identification and check. An honest person will have no problem with this.
You can also ask the volunteer or professional to bring a CV with you or to send it in advance, so that you can check this. You can also ask for the Chamber of Commerce number from professional providers and check this at http://www.kvk.nl/ . The Chamber of Commerce number is also checked during registration by the national team of NLvoorelkaar.
Bring a friend or family member to your introductory meeting. Or let someone know where you are, what time and with whom you have agreed.
Trust your gut. How does the person make you feel? What makes you feel this way? Do you want to build a personal relationship with this person?
During the introductory meeting, make clear agreements about the help that is offered, the way of dealing with each other and/or any reimbursements and insurance. If desired, you can draw up and sign a contract together.
Ask the provider for a Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG). The VOG is a statement showing that a person's behavior does not constitute an obstacle to the performance of a specific task or function in society. The provider can request this from the municipality. Read more about this on the website of the Ministry of Security and Justice .
Keep us informed. Do you feel that a particular person has wrong intentions? Contact us, we will be happy to help you.