Sustainable social services for people with intellectual disabilities within the decentralization context

Project duration: October 2015-December 2016

Project budget: 116,863.00 USA.

Implemented by Keystone Moldova in partnership with Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family

Donors: Soros-Moldova Foundation

Project Goal is to ensure the sustainability of the community based services and of the implementation of the reforms on deinstitutionalization and social inclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities.

Project Objectives:

  • Support to LPA from 10 districts to continue the deinstitutionalization and to improve the quality and the sustainability of community based services developed within “Community for All Moldova” Program.
  • Support to central Government on developing the policies for UNCRPD implementation (National Action Plan, National Report on implementation of UNCRPD and Costs standards for community based services for persons with disabilities).

Main activities:

  • Capacity building for new elected people from local public authorities on deinstitutionalization and social inclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities;
  • Updating the partnership agreements with LPA on continuing the deinstitutionalization and social inclusion reforms;
  • Capacity building and mentoring for community based services support staff in social role valorization, person centered planning, inclusive education, labor inclusion, behavioral support, etc.
  • Support to LPA and to services managers on accreditation of community based services developed with Keystone support;
  • Monitoring the quality of the community based services developed by LPA with Keystone Moldova support;
  • Advocacy for promoting the amendments on the Law on public finance for changing the mechanism of financing the community based services for people with disabilities;
  • Technical assistance to Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family on:
    • Developing the National Action Plan for UNCRPD implementation;
    • Developing the cost standards for community based services;
    • Developing the Mechanism of financing social services within the decentralization context.

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