Kankarepolku Group Home

Kankarepolku Group Home provides around-the-clock housing services for residents who need plenty of daily support and care.
Photo: Juha Mylllymäki

Kankarepolku Group Home provides individualised housing for 20 adults with developmental disabilities who need plenty of daily support and care.

Located by good transport connections in Jakomäki, Kankarepolku Group Home has four housing groups, each featuring five apartments.

Our staff consists of practical nurses, care assistants and a registered nurse. 6-8 nurses work each shift. At night, the group has one nurse on duty, as well as an on-call night nurse if needed.

Contact information:
Unit manager Anne Vainio, tel. +358 9 310 69372
Email: anne.vainio@hel.fi
Home 1 tel. +358 9 310 21825
Home 2 tel. +358 9 310 21826
Home 3 tel. +358 9 310 21828
Home 4 tel. +358 9 310 21830

Contact information

Kankarepolku 9, 00770 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 77780, 00099 City of Helsinki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

What is living at Kankarepolku Group Home like?  

The building has been designed with people with severe disabilities in mind. You will be able to see outside through the windows well from a lying position, and our facilities are spacious and well-lit.  

You will have a private room and toilet. Each room has a personal lifting device.  
Each home has a shared living room and dining area. The shared sauna facilities of the building feature a large bathroom and a hot tub.  

The upstairs and downstairs homes have easy access to a large balcony and a terrace. The downstairs facilities have direct access to a park in the yard area.  

Our residents receive health care services from Jakomäki Health Station, where we have the same doctor and the same nurse at our disposal.  

Many of our residents attend the activities of day activity centres.  


Kankarepolku 9, 00770 Helsinki
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The route to the main entrance

  • The 3 accessible parking spaces are located outdoors under 10 m from the entrance. The width of the parking spaces is less than 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 and it uses movement-guiding surface material.
  • The route has a ramp under 6 m long, 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 under 6 m long, with handrails on both sides.
  • 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 with an access control key.

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 glass doors have contrast markings.
  • The facility has an accessible toilet on the entrance floor.
  • There is a second accessible toilet on floor 2.