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Non-institutional work activities

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Work activities during corona time

  • Rehabilitating work activities and work activities for the disabled are 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 admitted to the local rehabilitating work activities and work activities for the disabled. You can get access to the rehabilitating work activities through the regional social work for adults and young people, Helsinki TYP and the TE services. You can get access to the work activities for disabled through the social rehabilitation team.

  • The shop and pick-up point of Pakila work centre opens 1 June.

  • The shops and service points of the Uusix workshops in Kyläsaari (recycling of building parts and recycling of bikes and computers), The Uusix service point for income support textiles in Suvilahti and the shop in the Hakaniemi market hall are open. 

  • The services and shops are safe to visit during the coronavirus pandemic and the number of customers is limited if necessary.


  • Open Mon-Fri 8:15-16
    During the summer home care support groups of non-institutional work activities and Café Sumppila will be closed
    5–30 July 2021. The activities of the nature and environment groups and the building and facilities management groups will be reduced between 5 and 30 July 2021, during which time work activities will be offered in the available groups.

    Hopeatie 6, 00440 Helsinki
    PO Box 8640, 00099 City of Helsinki
    Fax +358 (0)9 3103 2515
    Manager Arja Taimiaho tfn 09 3103 2585

    a beautiful green garden with a lot of colourful flowers in the city

    Non-institutional work activities provide rehabilitative employment services in the form of work activities in the fields of building and facilities management and nature and the environment and assistive work activities in home care and at a cafe, organised by the City’s divisions and municipal enterprises.

    The work activity periods are customised to the individual needs of the customers and offered to unemployed Helsinki residents who are in different stages of employment. The most important forms of work activity are rehabilitative work activities, work activities for the disabled and the rehabilitating work with inmates project.

    You can participate in non-institutional work activities, even without any prior work experience or training. Additionally, the work activities allow you to increase your skills by performing real work duties in a real work environment.
    The wide network encourages you to seek education. Clients who wish to be employed in the field in question are supported with skill certificates, training cooperation and work coaching.

    For further information on services:



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