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Wear a face mask in social and health care services

We recommend that everyone who is 12 years old or older uses a face mask in all social and health care facilities.

Read more here: Coronavirus updates from Helsinki



Disability services during the coronavirus pandemic

Please do not visit housing services for people with disabilities

Due to the worsening COVID-19 situation, we ask you to only visit housing units for people with disabilities for strictly necessary reasons.

The request not to visit is valid from 6 January 2022 until further notice.

  • If a visit is necessary, the maximum number of visitors is two. Please keep visits short.
  • We kindly ask you to arrange any visit to our housing unit in advance with our staff. If you come to visit, you must not have COVID-19, be quarantined or have even the slightest respiratory symptoms.
  • Visits are possible in the client’s room or in another well-defined space. Visitors must wear a face mask and ensure good hand hygiene and adequate safety distances.
  • You can also visit with your relative/friend in the unit’s yard or in the form of other out-door activities. We would be happy to help with this.
  • You can talk also to your relative/friend electronically or by phone, for example. We are happy to help with this, too.
  • We are restricting visits in order to protect residents and staff from COVID-19 infection. We will let you know when the visits are possible again. We apologise for the situation.

The staff will inform in detail about the practical arrangements during the visit and the instructions given by the staff must be followed.

The epidemiological unit and the head of unit will inform about possible coronavirus infections or exposures in our unit.


Assisted housing services in accordance with the Disability Services Act is meant for persons whose disability or illness necessitates constant assistance with daily activities, assistance at different times of day and night or other extensive assistance, but who do not require institutional care.


Assisted housing services in accordance with the Disability Services Act is available in group homes, housing groups and supported housing homes. Support and assistance are organised according to the customer’s need on a 24-hour basis or at regular intervals.


You can become a resident by contacting  the unit for social work for the disabled.   

The city’s sheltered housing groups (pages in Finnish)

In addition to the city’s service locations, the service is also available at purchased service units.




Housing groups

Advice and assistance with seeking placement in a housing group is available from the disability care social worker at your local disability social work unit. 

Social guidance at housing services for the disabled

Brochure for support for independent living in housing services (PDF)

Purchased service unit of services for the disabled

Information about the Purchased service unit of services for the disabled



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