Aura group home

Aura Group Home provides intensive service housing for Helsinki residents with disabilities.
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

Our group home is located in Latokartano in North Helsinki, and our staff are present around the clock.

In addition to 11 residents, our group home has three support residents, who receive our support at their own group home. The residential floor features a shared kitchen, and all of our residents have a private room with a spacious bathroom.

Aura Group Home is suitable for you if you are able to take care of everyday activities somewhat independently but need regular everyday help and support from an instructor.

Our staff are present around the clock.

Contact information
Unit manager: Minna Valkeapää-Ristola, +358 9 310 73893
Staff: +358 9 3104 4410 and +358 9 3104 4477

Contact information

Metsänhoitajankatu 4, 00790 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 79831, 00099 City of Helsinki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

What is living at Aura Group Home like?  

Aura provides a safe and pleasant home and living environment. 
At Aura Group Home, every resident can live the kind of life they want. Every resident has a spacious private room with a bathroom. Some of the apartments also have a balcony. If you want to, you can decorate and furnish your room as you see fit and invite guests.

The residential facilities feature two spacious living rooms and a large kitchen, as well as a shared balcony space. The downstairs features sauna facilities and utility rooms with exits into the yard area of Aura.  
There are two K-kauppa grocery stores within walking distance of Aura Group Home. There are also good outdoor activity opportunities and a few restaurants in the area, as well as a Prisma store 2.1 km away.  

We heat the sauna for those who want it once a week. We support and help our clients individually in accordance with their needs to enable them to live as independently as possible. 

What is everyday life like with us? 

Some of our residents work outside home at work or day activity centres. 

You will receive the support you need from our instructors, who will also take care of your medical care, health care and treatment. We receive health care and treatment services from a health centre or the Disability Outpatient Clinic.  

Our residents spend their leisure time as they want, attending clubs and other hobby activities. We also go to movie screenings, concerts and museums when possible.  

Our staff will take care of your basic health care appointments. 


We have motivated staff who will take your interests and needs into account. We aim to support you and help you live the kind of life you want and make independent decisions.  

Our staff are present every day around the clock to guide and help you and other residents with everyday activities.

Our group home has instructors (university of applied sciences), practical nurses and a unit manager. If needed, our instructors also provide instruction for our support residents living in the same building.

Loved ones taking part in our lives

At our group home, our residents’ loved ones actively take part in our everyday life. We are visited often, and our residents’ loved ones can take part in our leisure time activities, such as trips.  

We can be reached by using public transport, but there are also four-hour parking spaces in front of the building.   


Metsänhoitajankatu 4, 00790 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 guided, smooth and sufficiently wide and illuminated.
  • The route has a ramp under 6 m long, with handrails on one side.

The main entrance

  • The entrance stands out clearly and is illuminated.
  • The entrance has a ramp under 6 m long, with handrails on one side.
  • The doors connected to the entrance stand out clearly and the glass doors have contrast markings. Outside the door there is sufficient room for moving e.g. with a wheelchair. The door opens easily manually.

In the facility

  • The customer service point is located on floor 1.
  • For moving around, there is a lift, which can hold a wheelchair; the door opens automatically. The floor numbers in the lift cannot 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 glass doors have contrast markings.
  • The facility has an accessible toilet on floor 1.
  • There is a second accessible toilet on floor 0.
  • There is a third accessible toilet on floor 0.