All EU Member States should adopt deinstitutionalisation strategies. These strategies should be evidence based, drawing on a comprehensive needs-based mapping of the status of deinstitutionalisation. They should also have a sufficiently broad scope to cover the different sectors involved in the transition from institutional to community-based support. These include health, employment and housing, in addition to support services for persons with disabilities.
EU Member States should ensure that they actively involve persons with disabilities and their representative organisations throughout the design, implementation and evaluation of the strategy.