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Employment support and social rehabilitation

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Work activities during corona time

  • Rehabilitating work activities and work activities for the disabled are still provided to current clients in the Pakila Work Centre, Non-institutional work activities and Uusix workshops. Some of the services are provided as distance services.

  • New clients are admitted to the local rehabilitating work activities and work activities for the disabled. You can get access to the rehabilitating work activities through the regional social work for adults and young people, Helsinki TYP and the TE services. You can get access to the work activities for disabled through the social rehabilitation team.

  • Face to face group work training, events, trips or excursions are not organised in the work activity locations.

  • The shop and pick-up point of Pakila work centre and the shops and service points of the Uusix workshops (recycling of building parts and recycling of bikes and computers) are closed, except for the Uusix pop-up shop in Hakaniemi market hall. The shop in Hakaniemi market hall is open until the end of 2021.


    The changes are valid until 30.4.2021.


  • men working in a workshop and wooden objects

    Employment and support for working life skills are promoted by many divisions of the City of Helsinki such as the employment management services of the Central Administration and the work activities of the Social Services and Health Care Division. The work activities of the Social Services and Health Care Division are intended for the long-term unemployed and individuals with reduced work ability. The purpose of the service is to support and increase clients’ well-being, life management skills, work ability and functional capacity. In the services, the client and the employer consider what would be a suitable work activity for the client. Sometimes another option is to determine the client’s work ability and guide the client towards rehabilitation or retirement.

    Work activities and other activities that improve clients’ preparedness for working life are provided at Uusix workshops, Pakila Work Centre, premises of nature and environmental services and construction services, as well as home care support groups and numerous organisations based in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area among other places. You can also access the services via the multidisciplinary joint service for promoting employment TYP Helsinki or your local adult social work service point.



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