Service vouchers introduced
The use of service vouchers is now an option for people in need of home services, under legislation that took effect from the beginning of January.
Municipalities can now offer service vouchers to residents so they can buy services from private providers. The client gives the vouchers, which vary in value, to the provider who then claims the payment from the municipality.
Clients do not have to use the voucher system if they do not want but once they accept them they cannot use them to get services arranged by the municipality.