Family for children, community based services for persons with disabilities – the slogan of Institutional Care Reform. The process of the transition from institutional care to family and community-based services to the disabled and deprived of parental care children in Lithuania was started 2014 by the initiative of the Ministry of Social Care and Labor. The process was called Reformation (Pertvarka).

The aim of the Reformation is to ensure a sustainable environment and conditions for each child (including children with disabilities) to grow in his/her biological family. If it is impossible – to ensure growth of each deprived of parental care child in guardians’ families, adoptive families or foster families.

Another aim of the Reformation is to ensure conditions for community living for every person with mental or (and) intellectual disability by providing high quality community based services for them and their families’ members.

From November 2015 the State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour together with the Department of Disabled Affairs under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour implements the project “Creation of the conditions of the system in Lithuania of sustainable transition from institutional care to the services provided in the family and community“. The purpose of the project is to create the conditions that are necessary for the development and implementation in Lithuania of effective system of transition from institutional care to the services provided in the family and community.

For more information please contact info@pertvarka.lt or:

All contact details of the experts of the project No 08.4.1-ESFA-V-405-01-0001 “Creation of the conditions of the system in Lithuania of sustainable transition from institutional care to the services provided in the family and community“ can be found: http://www.pertvarka.lt/kontaktai/.