Date: August 19,2013

In the period of 12-16 August, the employees of the newly-created social services "Community Home" in the rayons of Falesti, Anenii Noi and Nisporeni have benefited from initial training on the work of the service.

The participants were informed about the responsibilities of employees, the needs of people with disabilities, ways of communicating with people with disabilities, their problematic behaviors and ways of anticipating and overcoming them. At the same time, they were given the opportunity to implement in practice the knowledge acquired. Thus, in practical workshops, participants were trained to develop skills for independent life, to give first aid and to make the physical rehabilitation of the beneficiaries of the service.

They also had the opportunity to visit the "Community Home" services in the village of Mitoc, Orhei rayon and in the village of Hansca, Ialoveni rayon, which are active for a longer time, to see their work being carried out, to discuss with staff and to learn from its experience.

The staff of Community Homes in the rayons of Falesti, Anenii Noi and Nisporeni started its activity in August. Currently, all three services undergo repair works, interior design and furnishing of houses. Persons with disabilities from the Orhei Residential Institution for Children with Mental Disabilities (boys), who are originally from these rayons, will be transferred to "Community Home" services.

"Community Home" is a social service for people with severe disabilities, created by Rayonal Councils, with the support of Keystone Moldova.

Keystone Moldova contributes to the reform of the system of social care and protection of persons with disabilities in view of their social inclusion by means of the "Community for All - Moldova" Program. The Program is implemented in partnership with the MLSPF, with the financial support of the Open Society Foundations/Mental Health Initiatives and Soros-Moldova Foundation.

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