What is guardianship? Guardianship is a protective measure imposed by the district court and carried out by a natural person, such as a family member, or in our case, by a professional organization, Stichting Budgetcafé.

What does a mentor do?

A mentor advocates for the interests of an adult who (temporarily) cannot advocate for their own interests. This can have various causes, such as intellectual disabilities, mental/psychiatric issues, or a combination of both. It can also include conditions like dementia or acquired brain injury.

The mentor makes decisions regarding the nursing, guidance, care, and treatment of the individual, preferably in consultation with them. A mentor acts as much as possible in accordance with the wishes of the individual. Stichting Budgetcafé reports to the district court about your guardianship once a year. A mentor does not handle financial matters; this is typically done by a guardian, for example.

For more information, please refer to the government website: information about guardianship.