Amsterdam has another health care organisation: Gay Care Amsterdam. It is the first home care organisation that concentrates on homosexual men, lesbian women, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT’s).
The home care organisation will fill the need for more volunteer aid. Many LGBT's either do not have children or have no family members close by that can lend a hand when necessary. Furthermore, a lot of elderly LGBT's in regular care face various difficulties. Often they are not accepted, are discriminated against, or feel excluded.
With Gay Care Amsterdam, the community itself will organise the care for this specific group. The opening was performed in the presence of Gay Care Amsterdam ambassadors André van Duin, Hans van Manen, Hans van Willigenburg, Liesbeth List, Boris Dittrich, Erwin Olaf and Ellie Lust attending.