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Family reception for an elderly and/or disabled person (family friendly)

Verified 01 May 2023 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Family reception is a system enabling an elderly and/or disabled person to be accommodated in the home of a family host. The family host is paid for this service. The person welcomed shall sign a reception contract with the family host setting out the material, human and financial conditions for the reception. The person admitted may receive social and fiscal aid.

The family host (single person or couple) welcomes an elderly person or disabled adult to his home.

The family host is paid for this service.

He must have received a approval issued by the department's services. These services organize the monitoring of the host and the follow-up of the person received.

Family care can be temporary or sequential, part-time or full-time, or permanent.

Video: The family welcome

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The person being welcomed must not be related to the family host.

They must be valid or have a loss of independence compatible with family home—that is, not be heavily dependent (for example, need constant care).

The department's services issue a list of approved family members on request.

Who shall I contact

With the agreement of the family host, the host uses the This family-friendly welcome. It is the Cesu National Center that processes the declarations, calculates the contributions and collects the monthly contributions from the bank account of the person received.

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Host Contract

The person being welcomed or their legal representative must sign a reception contract with the host in accordance with standard hosting contract.

The signature must take place at the latest on the day of arrival of the person being received.

A signed copy of the contract should be sent to the department. Any subsequent changes to the contract must also be notified and sent to the department's services.

Who shall I contact

The contract provides for a reception project tailored to the needs of the person being received. It shall contain in an annex the charter of human rights and freedoms.

The host contract shall indicate in particular the following:

  • Duration of the trial period and conditions for amending or terminating the contract with a warning period which may not be less than 2 months
  • Duration and pace of reception, i.e. permanent, temporary or sequential, full-time or part-time and period for which it is concluded
  • Material obligations of the host (accommodation, catering, maintenance)
  • Rights and obligations of the host and the host person
  • Obligations of the two parties to take out insurance
  • Financial conditions of reception (remuneration and allowances)
  • Entitlement to the host's annual leave and conditions for its replacement
  • Social and medico-social follow-up of the person received

The cost of hospitality includes:

  • Remuneration for services rendered (preparation and service of meals, ironing, personal assistance for the performance of certain acts, travel to take the person received to the doctor...)
  • Vacation pay
  • Allowances referred to as special subjects calculated on the basis of the person's need for assistance, linked to his disability or loss of independence
  • Allowance for making rooms available in the dwelling
  • Maintenance allowance (water, heating, foodstuffs, cleaning and hygiene products, etc.)

The host pays the family host directly by any means (bank transfer, check...).

Remuneration for services rendered

The amount of remuneration for services rendered shall be equal to €28.80 raw per day.

This remuneration shall be supplemented by an allowance for paid leave corresponding to 10% remuneration for services rendered.

Salary for services rendered and holiday pay are subject to the payment of social contributions by the person receiving them.

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Allowance for special circumstances

Depending on the level of hardship, i.e. the availability of the family host linked to the health status of the host, the amount of the daily allowance is between €4.26 and €16.82.

Allowances for special circumstances shall be subject to the payment of social contributions by the person receiving them.

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Allowance for making rooms available in the dwelling

The accommodation allowance corresponds to the cost of occupancy of the accommodation. It shall be fixed on the basis of the following:

  • Size and quality of the rooms made available to the guest
  • Average rental prices in the surrounding area

The amount of the allowance is negotiated between the host and the family host.

The department’s departments have a right of control over the amount of this allowance.

Maintenance allowance

The maintenance allowance is variable according to the needs of the person accommodated (food, hygiene and maintenance products...). This allowance shall be between €8.2 and €20.50.

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For the welcome person

The person accepted may receive the following aid provided that the criteria for its award are met:

The person and the family host must first seek an amicable agreement.

If they fail, they must to bring proceedings before the court of the place of residence of the welcoming family.

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