Patola Group Home

Patola Group Home provides housing services tailored for young adults with disabilities.

Our facility accommodates a total of 20 residents, each with their unique needs and preferences. For eight young adults who require substantial assistance and support, we offer shared apartments within Patola Group Home. Additionally, 12 residents have their independent apartments in Patola, fostering a sense of autonomy and individuality.

Many of our residents have transitioned to Patola Group Home from their childhood residences, which is why we maintain close collaboration with their families and other support networks. To ensure 24-hour assistance and care, our staff members are present during nighttime hours.

Adjacent to our property, there are three transitional apartments where our staff provides vital assistance and support to the residents with their housing needs. Our team comprises a registered nurse, social services specialists, and practical nurses, and we share a senior instructor with another unit, enriching the expertise available to our residents.

Our contact information:

Head of Service Unit Timo Buss: +358 9 310 70761
Staff: +358 9 3102 2682, +358 9 3102 2693

Contact information

Risupadontie 1, 00640 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 64840, 00099 City of Helsinki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

What is it like to live in Patola Group Home?  

Our group home was developed in collaboration with the parents' association Omaorsi, ensuring a design that meets the needs of our residents effectively. The building comprises four floors, with the ground floor housing our common areas, including the kitchen, living room, dining area, utility room, and sauna. 

Young adults who require significant assistance and support have access to spacious rooms on this floor, each equipped with a private toilet and shower. They are welcome to dine and spend time in the shared common areas. 

Additionally, all our residents can enjoy the use of a roomy balcony where we gather for coffee and relaxation. 

Residents in our housing group have their own apartments complete with kitchens and balconies, tailored to their varying support requirements. Our primary focus is on fostering individual independence and enriching their lives to the fullest. Our dedicated instructors provide personalised assistance in areas such as household tasks, self-care, running errands, nurturing social relationships, and discovering meaningful activities. 

We actively organise excursions and attend events together, encouraging engagement in all aspects of life and promoting a vibrant and fulfilling community. 


Risupadontie 1, 00640 Helsinki
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The route to the main entrance

  • The 4 accessible parking spaces are located outdoors under 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 main entrance

  • The entrance stands out clearly and is illuminated.
  • 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 has 4 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 third accessible toilet on floor 2.