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Housing trials for the severely disabled

The purpose of a housing trial is to assess a severely disabled customer's ability to function and to work with the customer to assess their ability to live independently, the support measures needed and the most suitable form of housing for the customer in the future.

The housing trial is carried out as a period of 1-2 months, depending on the customer's needs.

The housing trial is organised by a functional therapist in co-operation with the staff of the sheltered housing group.

When the housing trial ends, a written statement regarding the period is submitted to the agreed upon parties.

The service is applied for via the social worker for the disabled of the customer's own residential area. The need for a housing trial is assessed by the SAS (placement and evaluation) working group of the services for the disabled. Swedish-speaking customers can apply for the services via the Eastern Office of the social work services for the disabled.

During a housing trial, the customer will pay for all living costs (e.g. food, medicine). Other than that, the period is free of charge to the customer.

The service is provided by the Viikki Sheltered Housing Group.


Customers receive a trial period through the social work department for the disabled.

The service is intended for residents of Helsinki.

Available languages:

Finnish, Swedish

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Social Services and Health Care Division

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