Isonniitynkatu Group Home

Our Group Home in Kumpula provides individualised service housing and comprehensive care for Helsinki residents with developmental disabilities.
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

Isonniitynkatu Group Home has four separate homes on two floors. The homes feature 5-6 apartments, each featuring a private room and toilet. Every home also has a shared living room and kitchen/dining area. The group home has places for a total of 22 residents.

The group home has pleasant, accessible shared facilities with various activities available, as well as sauna facilities. The yard area is accessible, and the peaceful private courtyard can be accessed easily from indoors.

A day activities instructor cooperates with the nurses to plan individualised activities for our residents.

Three of the homes are for adults and one is for children. The children's home has two places for residents, and it also provides round-the-clock temporary care for children with severe developmental disabilities living at home.

We are capable of providing nearly hospital-level medical care and terminal care.

Our contact details:
Unit manager: Tanja Lankinen, tel. +358 9 310 74295,
Senior nurse: Minna Komppa, tel. +358 9 310 49132
Home A: tel. +358 9 310 49044 (children)
Home B: tel. +358 9 310 49045
Home C: tel. +358 9 310 49046
Home D: tel. +358 9 310 49048

Contact information

Isonniitynkatu 4, 00610 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 8540, 00099 City of Helsinki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

What is living at our group home like?  

Isonniitynkatu Group Home provides housing services, stimulating life content and comprehensive care and support for Helsinki residents with developmental disabilities.   

Our four separate homes have places for a total of 22 residents. Three of them are for adults and one is for children.

The children’s home has places for two residents, providing round-the-clock temporary care for children with severe developmental disabilities living at home.  

We are capable of providing nearly hospital-level medical care and terminal care at all of our homes. 

The group home was completed in 2013, and it was designed specifically with the needs of residents with the most severe developmental disabilities in mind. Our facilities are spacious and easy to navigate with various assistive devices (e.g. nearly all places can be accessed with a care bed).

The homes of the group home are located on two floors. The bottom floor has activity facilities for all residents. We have a fireplace room for activities such as listening to music or relaxing in a massage chair. Our rainbow room is suitable for activities such as exercise. Residents can use our beauty treatment room to get spruced up, and we heat the sauna and hot tub several times a week.  In our green room, residents can sit down surrounded by plants to enjoy the seasonally changing themes or listen to birdsong from a record, for example. 

Our yard area is fully accessible and easy to use every day. There is an unobstructed view from the terraces and balconies to the indoor facilities.  

What is everyday life like with us? 

Instead of determining our residents’ needs for activities and rest by their age, we take their needs into account individually. Our residents are not active doers, but active participants and observers.

Our homes’ celebrations, events in the surroundings and personally planned day activities bring content to our residents’ lives. Cooperating and planning activities with our residents’ families, loved ones and friends plays an important role in our operations.

We receive cleaning and food services from external providers, enabling our staff to focus on our residents.  

Each of our homes has 5–6 apartments and shared facilities, a living room and a kitchen/dining area, as well as a terrace or balcony. Each resident has their own apartment, meaning a private room (roughly 22 m2) and sanitary facilities (8 m2).

The apartments have lifting devices on the ceiling, making moving the resident from their bed to a wheelchair safe and ergonomic. Our apartments are also equipped for our residents’ potential medical needs (e.g. easy access to supplemental oxygen). Each resident has a hydraulic care bed. 

We acquire daily assistive devices in accordance with our residents’ needs. 


Our workers support and help our residents live an active life the way they want in accordance with their needs and wishes. Our genuinely present staff are able to interpret the needs and preferences of our residents, even those incapable of speaking. An important area of focus in our operations is providing our residents with meaningful life content.  

Our home has a multidisciplinary work community (registered nurses, practical nurses, disability nurses), and we receive doctor’s, physiotherapy, speech therapy and other services from the Disability Outpatient Clinic, which is located in the vicinity of the group home.  

Our staff have undergone training courses that support interaction and multisensory activities. All have valid first aid training.  

Each home has primarily two nurses working morning and evening shifts. At night, the group home has three nurses.

The nurses are present around the clock so that each home has at least two nurses in both the morning shift and the evening shift. At night, the entire group home has three nurses. 

Photo: M. Sommers
Photo: Tanja Lankinen


Isonniitynkatu 4, 00610 Helsinki
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The route to the main entrance

  • The accessible parking space is located outdoors under 10 m from the entrance. The width of the parking space 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.
  • There is a steep slope on the passage.

The main entrance

  • The entrance stands out clearly and is illuminated. There is a canopy above the entrance.
  • 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 door phone, opening automatically.

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.