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Home help and work with families

The home services unit’s team for families with upper respiratory tract infection symptoms – help with everyday challenges

The home services for families with children unit has established a service team to help families whose members have been infected. The service team’s workers work with families who have upper respiratory tract infection symptoms or stomach symptoms and families that have been placed in quarantine or infected with the coronavirus. The workers wear full protective gear during home visits. The team works out of Paloheinä Health Station and visits families throughout the entire area of the city of Helsinki.

Home services can be provided to families whose ability to function has been reduced or who have concerns about a child’s growth and development due to an exceptional life situation. Practical help may include help and guidance in child care and upbringing as well as other everyday tasks.

The services can be sought
by contacting your area’s home services counsellor. Families in need of home services suffering from infection symptoms can also contact the social welfare counselling for families with children telephone service, tel. 09 3101 5454.


Home services
for families recognize, prevent and ease problems faced by children, young people and families at the earliest possible stage.

The goal is to support families in their everyday lives and the development of children with the help of the families’ own resources. The means to the goal are discussion, guidance and joint activities.

Services provided by maternity and child clinics consist of support, guidance and information for families in varying situations of life.

Families should seek services by contacting the social counsellor of their own district. The social counsellor primarily meets with families at their homes.

Services for the Romani
are goal-oriented and systematic family services for the Romani people.

Service voucher

Service vouchers are also available for the home services for families with children.

NOTE! The period of validity and the number of hours granted for service vouchers for home services remain unchanged in the current exceptional circumstances.

Read more in the customer letter (pdf)




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