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Employment support and social rehabilitation

Work activities during corona time

  • Rehabilitating work activities and work activities for the disabled are still provided to current clients in the Pakila Work Centre, Non-institutional work activities and Uusix workshops. Some of the services are provided as distance services.

  • New clients are not admitted to the local rehabilitating work activities and work activities for the disabled. It is possible to start with distance services and already agreed programs are started. Clients who are seeking the service are called and their situation is assessed.

  • Face to face group work training, events, trips or excursions are not organised in the work activity locations.

  • The pick-up point of Pakila work centre and the shops and service points of the Uusix workshops (recycling of building parts and recycling of bikes and computers) are closed. The Uusix pop-up shop in Hakaniemi market hall is open until 23.12.


    The changes are valid until 31.1.2021.


  • men working in a workshop and wooden objects

    Employment and support for working life skills are promoted by many divisions of the City of Helsinki such as the employment management services of the Central Administration and the work activities of the Social Services and Health Care Division. The work activities of the Social Services and Health Care Division are intended for the long-term unemployed and individuals with reduced work ability. The purpose of the service is to support and increase clients’ well-being, life management skills, work ability and functional capacity. In the services, the client and the employer consider what would be a suitable work activity for the client. Sometimes another option is to determine the client’s work ability and guide the client towards rehabilitation or retirement.

    Work activities and other activities that improve clients’ preparedness for working life are provided at Uusix workshops, Pakila Work Centre, premises of nature and environmental services and construction services, as well as home care support groups and numerous organisations based in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area among other places. You can also access the services via the multidisciplinary joint service for promoting employment TYP Helsinki or your local adult social work service point.



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