Support and Assistance to the Social Sector of Moldova (2017-2019)
June 1, 2019 Ongoing projects

Support and Assistance to the Social Sector of Moldova (2017-2019)

Full name of project: Support and Assistance to the Social Sector of Moldova

Project duration: 2017 to 2019
 
Project partners: Mission of People in Need in Moldova and Association ˮHomecare”
 
Project focus: Supporting actors in developing a functioning system of decentralised and de-institutionalised service provision, strengthening local service providers and strengthening operational and financial sustainability of home care services sector.
 
Aim:
  • Leading actors of the social sector to development of quality and sustainable social services accessible for vulnerable groups of citizens.
Target groups:
  • Vulnerable elderly patients
  • Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection
  • TPC Estera and AO ”Home Care”
  • Volunteers, students and interns
  • NGOs within social sector
  • Social assistants
  • Representatives of Local Public Authorities
  • Members of Advisory Committee on Social Inclusion (60 people)
  • 8 Small local CSOs
  • 8 LPAs
  • 8 entrepreneurships
Description of project: The project addresses burning challenges of social sector development in Moldova, identified by leading actors of the social sector in the country. The project will support effort of these local as well as international actors mainly in development of functioning system of decentralised and de-institutionalised service provision; and in strengthening of local service providers.
 
Among the burning challenges, the project addresses the dire situation of elderly people left in volatile hardships and deemed as country’s responsibility and burning issue. Through adjustment of tariff for medical services; identification of legal changes necessary for enactment of financing of social services from public sources; and optimization of functioning of the main homecare services provider, the project will lead to consolidation of operational and financial sustainability of home care services sector.
 
The social sector in Moldova faces on-going lack of stable work force. Organizations involved in provision of social (especially home-care) services face obstacles in recruiting, training and keeping volunteers as a vital resource of their centres/organizations. Therefore, the project aims to create a functional instrument enabling and facilitating involvement of interns and volunteers in social services provision.
 
In respect to current decentralisation, a lack of clear separation of the responsibilities among local public authorities/agencies generated a wide range of social services, sometimes in deeply fragmented shapes. Consequently, it undermined the quality and sustainability of the rendered social services. This problem is deepened by no participation of the service users in the planning and monitoring of the services. In line with de-institutionalisation efforts, the project is projected to develop and integrate systemic management of social services in district and municipal level by increasing capacities and policy dialog of stakeholders.
 
All these components should lead to development of quality and sustainable social services in Moldova accessible for vulnerable groups of citizens. Of the project outcomes will benefit wide range of stakeholders (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family, Directorates of social assistance, Local Public Administration(s), Public schools, NGOs/CSOs, families of vulnerable people).
 
Total budget: 743 310 EUR