Social Services in Specialised Institutions
The specialized institutionsprovide a set of social services for persons / children with disabilities, elderly people and children deprived of parental care. An important feature of these institutions is the fact that this is a form of care in which users are permanently separated from their domestic / family environment. Social services in the specialized institutions shall be provided after the opportunities to use community-based services are exhausted. Specialized institutions include:
- Specialised institutions for children – homes for children deprived of parental care; homes for children with physical disabilities; homes for children with mental retardation. Specialised institutions are also the homes for medical and social care for children managed by the Ministry of Health which provide care for children aged 0-3;
- Specialised institutions for adults – homes for elderly people with mental retardation; homes for elderly people with mental disorders; homes for elderly people with physical disabilities; homes for elderly people with sensory disorders; homes for old people.