Moldova: Social protection and inclusion
People in Need supports people with disabilities and their families through projects aimed at promoting social inclusion, tackling discrimination, transforming residential institutions and creating opportunities for independent living outside institutions. We also support community planning of social services via public dialogue.
Community planning of social services through public dialogue
Social services should meet the real needs of people, including the vulnerable groups. That is why the local people need to be involved in planning of services at the community level. This project supported local public authorities from Cahul, Glodeni and Strășeni districts to plan the social services together with the beneficiaries and representatives of civil society, using the principles and advantages of a public inclusive dialogue.
The main activities that were implemented within the project included: sharing the experience of Czech public authorities with the community planning of social services; analysis of capacities and resources for planning and providing social services; preparation of the methodological guide for community planning and its dissemination among authorities and social services providers; training of public administration staff responsible for the preparation of community plans; involving the public into the process of planning social services; approving the community plans; capacity building of local civil society organisations on strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, participatory budgeting and advocacy.
The project was implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection.
Increasing integration of people with mental disabilities into society
The goal of this project was to contribute to better integration of persons with disabilities into Moldovan society. Due to the high level of institutionalization and lack of support from state, persons with disabilities face prejudices from the majority society and several types of discrimination. The project aimed to provide adequate material and personal conditions for three new houses with supported living for persons with mental disabilities and to support their active engagement in community and professional life in the North of the country.