Uusix workshops, Suvilahti

The Uusix workshop operations are intended for unemployed Helsinki residents.

We organise work activities for Helsinki residents who have been unemployed for a long time, so that they can develop their working life skills and vocational skills. In addition to the rehabilitee services, the workshops offer work activities for people with disabilities, work try-outs and pay-subsidy services.

The aim of our operations is to support your working life skills, life management skills and vocational skills as well as to improve your chances of finding employment in the open labour market.

We have three work units: Uusix Kyläsaari, Kyläsaari Digital and Remote Services for Work Activities and Uusix Suvilahti. Each unit has approximately 20 departments where you can learn new skills.

You can participate in the work activities without previous work experience, because everyone works according to their own skill set. We have about 400-500 people working in rehabilitative work activities and about 100 staff members.

You can get a skills certificate once you have learnt new skills at our workshops. This can be useful, for example, when applying for a study place or job.

We also organise various training sessions, events and excursions where you can explore new things and places.

Suvilahti contact information:
Contact methods, tel. +358 9 310 32587
Email: palvelupiste.uusix@hel.fi

Opening hours:
Work activities Mon-Fri 8.00-16.00
Service point (pick-up of voucher textiles) Monday and Wednesday 11.00-15.00.
Office Mon-Fri 8.00-16.00, tel. +358 9 3108 9513

Contact information

Suvilahdenkatu 10 A, 00500 Helsinki View location on service map
P.O. Box 8641, 00099 City of Helsinki

You can access rehabilitative work activities through Helsinki Employment Services or your designated social worker.  

Our rehabilitation instructor will help you, for example, in taking care of your affairs with Kela, Employment Services and other social services. 

Rehabilitation instructor’s contact information: tel. +358 9 3103 2523 (Link starts a phone call)

Our participation coach is here to support you as you approach the end of your rehabilitative work activities and navigate your next steps. If you're unsure about the path to take, our coach can provide guidance and assistance. Additionally, throughout your participation in rehabilitative work activities, we can help you discover meaningful pursuits. Whether it's exploring a new hobby or engaging in other leisure activities, our participation coach is available to discuss and accompany you on this journey. 

Our employment counsellor is dedicated to assisting you in achieving your work or study goals. They provide valuable support in recognising your strengths while helping you establish realistic and suitable objectives. 

Our sports counsellor curates a diverse range of sports activities to cater to different interests and fitness levels.  

Our substance abuse instructor is here to provide valuable guidance and support during challenging situations in your everyday life. 

On various courses, you can study digital skills or working-life Finnish that support employment.  

We offer a valuable opportunity for immigrants to learn working-life Finnish through our comprehensive basic and advanced courses. 

At the Weaving Workshop, we skilfully weave stunning rag rugs using looms and exclusively recycled materials. 

At the Muusix Workshop, we specialise in preparing delectable lunch and café products. Additionally, we provide the opportunity to take the Hygiene Passport test, which can greatly assist you in your transition to the working life. 

At the Printing Workshop, we utilise screen printing techniques to print recycled fabrics and dye rags specifically for the Weaving Workshop's use. 

At the Packaging & Posting Workshop, we handle the finishing and packaging of products crafted by the Sewing Shop. Additionally, we offer efficient mass mailing services for the City of Helsinki. 

At the Cleaning Services Workshop, we are dedicated to maintaining cleanliness and tidiness within the workshops. Moreover, we provide excellent opportunities for employment, making the Cleaning Services Workshop a promising avenue for finding work. 

At the Sewing Shop, we proudly produce Uusix products and custom-made items for both the City of Helsinki and private customers. Our expertise extends to our soft furnishings sewing shop, where we meticulously craft soft furnishings for the Uusix Shop and various pop-up events. Utilising recycled and donated materials, including sails, advertising vinyls, seat belts and surplus textile industry products, we prioritise sustainability in our creations. 


Suvilahdenkatu 10 A, 00500 Helsinki
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