Veräjä Group Home

Located in Oulunkylä, our housing provides for 16 adults with developmental disabilities. Our nighttime supervision is provided by the Kestikuja unit

Veräjä Group Home, situated in Oulunkylä, Veräjälaakso, offers a total of 16 spaces dedicated to people with severe disabilities and seniors facing disability-related challenges.

Our group home specialises in delivering assisted housing services that cater to the unique and individual needs of adults with developmental disabilities. These services are designed to offer substantial help and support, ensuring that residents receive the care they require.

Please note that our premises may not be suitable for people with severely reduced mobility, as they may not provide the necessary accessibility features.

Our team comprises nine instructors who are committed to providing comprehensive support and assistance. Additionally, the neighbouring Kestikuja Housing Unit offers on-call services during the nighttime, further enhancing the safety and well-being of our residents.

Our contact information:

Unit Manager: Jouni Keränen,+358 9 3104 5137

+358 9 3105 4865, downstairs
+358 9 3105 4866, upstairs
+358 9 3105 4868, ancillary building
+358 9 31069862, night nurse


Contact information

Otto Brandtin tie 10 A, 00650 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map
P.O. Box 65831, 00099 City of Helsinki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki
Photo: Juha Myllymäki

What is living at Veräjä Group Home like?

At Veräjä Group Home, every resident gets to live the kind of life they want. You can decorate and furnish your room as you see fit and invite guests.

We also have a separate club and living room, where you can spend time with your friends and loved ones. 
In the kitchen and dining area, you can take part in cooking and setting the table if you feel like it. We can heat the sauna when needed.

What is our everyday life like? 

On weekdays, some of our residents attend work or day activities outside Veräjä Group Home. On weekday evenings, you can freely use the lounging area of the group home. You and the other residents can talk, play games, do arts and crafts or watch TV there.

With us, you can take part in planning leisure time activities together with the other residents.


We have motivated staff who will take your interests and needs into account. 

Our aim will be to support you and help you live the kind of life you want and make independent decisions. 


Otto Brandtin tie 10 A, 00650 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 smooth and sufficiently wide and illuminated.
  • The passage has 1 step.
  • 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 requires the use of a buzzer, opening easily manually.

In the facility

  • The customer service point is located on floor 2.
  • 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 facility has an accessible toilet on floor 2.
  • There is a second accessible toilet on floor 3.
  • There is a third accessible toilet on floor 1.