Initial assessments and social services that promote integration

We provide social services to support your integration into your new home country.

Social services that promote integration are tailored to your specific needs and aim to support you and your family in the integration process. Our primary goal is to promote your independence and enhance your societal engagement.

Together, we will conduct an assessment of your service needs and create a plan that supports your integration. his plan will outline your goals and the services you need. If necessary, we can collaborate with other authorities and organisations to ensure comprehensive support. You can access our social services that promote integration through group activities or electronically.

If needed, you can also apply for financial support as supplementary or preventive social assistance.

Furthermore, if you do not require social services but, for instance, care for a child under the age of 3 at home or have resided in the country for less than 3 years, you can still participate in the initial assessment process.

For guidance on social services that promote integration, please contact us at tel. +358 9 310 37577.

To reach us, you can also visit the Special Services for Immigrants service point Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00. You can find us on the 1st floor of the Kalasatama Health and Well-being Centre, located at Työpajankatu 14 A.

What is the initial assessment?

The purpose of the initial assessment is to help you find the services you need to support your integration. The initial assessment is available to all immigrants who are not unemployed jobseekers. Whether you are employed, a student, or taking care of a child under the age of 3 at home, you are eligible for the initial assessment. Additionally, you must have resided in Finland for a maximum of three years.

What is an integration plan?

The integration plan is tailored to ensure your equal participation in society. It serves as a comprehensive document outlining the services and measures aimed at enhancing your proficiency in Finnish or Swedish language skills, as well as providing essential information and acquiring other necessary skills.

Service points

Special Services for Immigrants, Kalasatama Health and Well-being Centre

Address: Työpajankatu 14 A, 00580 Helsinki