Siltamäki, a unit for demanding multidisciplinary support, provides acute support for disabled Helsinki residents.

We offer crisis and rehabilitation periods for disabled Helsinki residents. Siltamäki was built for customers who need support and help in a difficult life situation. Our operation started in August 2024.

There are ten customer rooms in Siltamäki. You may have neuropsychiatric, mental health or autism spectrum disorders or challenging behaviour, in addition to a disability or other support need. We also provide involuntary special care. The aim of a crisis or rehabilitation period is to enable you to live a pleasant life in the future.

Siltamäki's customers are always referred by the social work of Helsinki's disability services.

Contact information:

Head of Customer Service Unit: Mari Katavisto, tel. 358 9 310 70728

Contact information

Peltokyläntie 4-6 (H-building), 00740 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 74860, 00099 City of Helsinki

How long do periods in Siltamäki last?

We will plan the periods and their goals together with you. The duration of the periods is planned individually. The average duration is 3 to 6 months.

What can you do in Siltamäki?

You will have your own room for the duration of your stay. The shared sauna, sensory room, group rooms, dining room and lobby are also available to all our residents. 

We always make a weekly plan in a customer meeting, where the staff will support you and other customers in planning your week. In Siltamäki, we live a community life and we all participate in community activities. 

We have a common daily programme for everyone, which you can participate in with other customers and staff according to your resources. Our day always starts with a joint meeting in which we go over the day’s activities. 

Your individual daily programme may include a visit to the sensory room, play, household work, outdoor activities, responsibilities such as picking up the mail or watering the flowers, reading and other stimulating activities. Your day may also include rehabilitative group activities and meetings with specialist workers. Sometimes we can also barbecue and go to the sauna. 

What will happen after the period in Siltamäki?

Siltamäki is not anyone’s permanent home. After the period, some customers return to their childhood home or to a previously familiar housing unit. Sometimes the stay continues in a new housing unit or as a rehabilitation period in another unit. We will plan post-period support at the end of the period together with you, your family and your social worker. 

What kind of staff is there in Siltamäki?

In addition to a supervisor, our staff includes practical nurses, a social counsellor, a senior counsellor, communication counsellors and nurses. To complement the permanent staff, we have part-time psychologists, an occupational therapist, a doctor and a social worker. We will keep in active contact with your family and your network. In Siltamäki, you will be supported by a multidisciplinary approach.

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Peltokyläntie 4-6 (H-building), 00740 Helsinki
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The route to the main entrance

  • The pick-up and drop-off area is located in the vicinity of the entrance, giving easy access to the pavement.
  • The route to the entrance is smooth and sufficiently wide and illuminated.
  • The route has a ramp over 6 m long without an intermediate landing, with handrails on both sides.

The main entrance

  • The entrance stands out clearly and is illuminated. There is a canopy above the entrance.
  • The entrance has a ramp over 6 m long without an intermediate landing, with handrails on both sides.
  • The doors connected to the entrance stand out clearly. Outside the door there is sufficient room for moving e.g. with a wheelchair. The door requires the use of a buzzer, opening easily manually.

In the facility

  • The customer service point has two floors.
  • For moving around, there is a lift, which can hold a wheelchair; the door opens automatically. The floor numbers in the lift can be felt with fingers. The button for the exit floor stands out from the other buttons. (The minimum dimensions for an accessible lift are width 1.1 m and depth 1.4 m.)
  • The doors in the facility stand out clearly.
  • The facility has an accessible toilet on the entrance floor.
  • The service point has a fixed induction loop in the meeting room (with active T-sign).