Fallpakka Group Home

Our group home is located in Mellunkylä. At Fallpakka Group Home, we provide round-the-clock housing for adults with developmental disabilities.
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

Our group home is located in a central place in Mellunkylä, in a detached house and apartment building area. We have a grocery store, bus stops and enjoyable outdoor activity areas near by.A bus will take you quickly to Itis Shopping Centre and Columbus.

The group home has 12 places for residents and two transitional apartments. A third transitional apartment is located roughly one kilometre away from the group home, behind K-Market Mellunmäki.

Our staff are present around the clock.

At Fallpakka Group Home, you will have access to a private room and bathroom. The transitional apartments also have a kitchen and a glazed balcony.

We operate on two floors. Both floors have a combined dining room and living room. Additionally, there are sauna and laundry facilities upstairs.

The downstairs residents of the group home need more support and help with everyday activities. The residents living upstairs can manage everyday activities with instruction or some assistance.

Contact information:
Unit manager: +358 9 310 74130
Staff (24/7): +358 9 310 62263
Email: fallpakan.ryhmakoti@hel.fi

Contact information

Fallpakantie 4 A-house, 00970 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
Finnish
P.O. Box 97729, 00099 City of Helsinki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

What is living at Fallpakka Group Home like?

We aim to provide our residents with an enjoyable everyday life. We will take aspects such as your hobby wishes into account.

You can decorate your room as you see fit, and our instructors will help you acquire things if needed.  

On special days, we provide activities and delicacies appropriate for the occasion. We aim to arrange trips beyond the local nature as well.    

Our group home is occasionally visited by pets, from dogs to chickens.  

Our residents’ comments on living with us:  

“Fallpakka is a nice place to live in. Goofing around with the instructors is the most fun.”  

“I like having friends, dancing, the instructors, going to the grocery store and using the kitchen here.” 

“The most fun for me is listening to Lollipop in my room.”  

Everyday life at the group home 

On weekdays, the majority of our residents attend work or day activities. A few residents are on pension at the group home.

On weekday evenings, you can do things you like, such as doing arts and crafts, singing or watching television, in the comfort of your own room or together with your fellow residents and the instructors.

We heat the sauna several times a week, and many residents attend clubs on weekday evenings. 

At weekends, we celebrate special days, get together for outdoor activities or simply enjoy leisure time. On Sundays, we get together for a resident meeting, at which we hear about our residents and their wishes regarding activities or meals, for example.  

Staff  

Our staff will approach you as an individual and take your personal needs into account. We aim to support you and help you life the kind of life you want.  

Our staff are present around the clock to ensure safe and peaceful living.  

Fallpakka Group Home has practical nurses, a registered nurse and social services specialists. 

Follow us on social media 

We actively update the Fallpakka Group Home Facebook page so that our residents’ loved ones can keep up to date with our everyday life and celebrations. They are also welcome to visit the group home during the daytime.  

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Location

Fallpakantie 4 A-house, 00970 Helsinki
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The route to the main entrance

  • The 2 accessible parking spaces are located outdoors over 10 m from the entrance. The width of the parking spaces is at least 3.6 m.
  • 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 under 6 m long, with handrails on one side.

The main entrance

  • The entrance stands out clearly and is illuminated.
  • 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 and is heavy. The buzzer has a light signal.
  • The foyer is cramped.

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.
  • There is a second accessible toilet on floor 2.
  • There is a third accessible toilet on floor 2.
  • The service point has a fixed induction loop.