“In 2008, there were 2,500 persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities in 6 residential institutions in Moldova.
In 12 years, only 450 persons with disabilities have been deinstitutionalized, and there are still around 2,000 persons with disabilities in institutions.
There is no moratorium on admission of persons with disabilities to residential institutions; the number of persons with disabilities in institutions continues to increase.
The slow level of deinstitutionalization is in part due to limited financial resources for the development of community-based services for persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs, as well as to poor distribution of roles and responsibilities among central and local governments regarding the development and provision of
social care and support services.”
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