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Uusix workshops

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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.


  • Kyläsaarenkatu 8 J 00580 Helsinki
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    Po Box 8644, 00099 City of Helsinki
    Tel. +358 (0)9 3108 9500
    Fax +358 (0)9 3108 9514

    Open: Mon-Fri 8-16

    colourful towels hanging on a yellow wall

    Uusix workshops are first-stage workplaces in rehabilitative work activities.Its purpose is to assess the customers’ situations, support their life management skills and to promote their return to the job market. The service is intended for unemployed Helsinki residents.

    Uusix provides 400–500 customers with rehabilitative work activities at any given time. In addition to rehabilitees, Uusix also employs trainees and subsidised employees. Guidance is provided by roughly 70 employees.

    Uusix operates at two locations: Uusix-Kyläsaari and Uusix-Suvilahti, which comprise 18 sections that provide work activities. Clients can update their skills in the crafts workshops.




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