Social & health
The City of Brussels is worried about all its inhabitants and supports, with the CPAS, those who face social problems.
The Public Welfare Centre (CPAS), the City itself and other associations work in the social domain.
Diverse services intervene for health problems.
Some residents of the City can get a heating allowance from the CPAS (Public Welfare Centre). If you want an allowance for the cost of heating, you must meet certain conditions.
The City of Brussels set up a new cold wave plan for the winter. People who suffer from isolation or who are in a precarious situation can take their precautions and contact 0800 35 550. The plan will be active till 31 March 2014.
The 'Manual for a comfortable retirement' is a directory of services for seniors in the City of Brussels. The guide is only available in Dutch and French.
The Public Welfare Centre (CPAS/OCMW) of Brussels has an emergency plan for the homeless because of the winter weather. Homeless people can call the free number 0800 99 340 of Samusocial.