Support for everyday life
Social work offices for disability services
A customer and the staff work together to determine the customer’s service need. An evaluation of the service need is used to prepare a service plan.
Disability services social work promotes the ability of disabled persons to cope on their own and seeks to diminish restrictions and obstacles caused by the disability.
Services to support independent living
The objective of the services is to enable disabled persons to live alone and independently in their own dwellings without a need of constant institutional care. Available services help to improve the functionality of the dwellings for their disabled residents.
The requirement for the provision of personal assistance is that the disabled person can express what they want to do and for what activities they want assistance. The disabled person must also be able to control any assistance situation.
Home care services
Home care services support customers living at home with such daily activities that they cannot cope with on their own. Home care provides such care and services that enable customers to live in their homes safely even when their functional capacity weakens.
Home care consists of care and medical operations, distribution of medicines and contact care. The services include assistance with obtaining meal and shopping services, a safety telephone and assistive devices.
Customers can request home care from their local health station or a home care instructor.
The transport service for people with severe disabilities, as defined by the Disability Services Act, is applied for via the social work for the disabled in the customer's own residential area from the social counsellor of the transport service, with a transport service application
Mobility-related services: Mobility training for the visually impaired.
Short-term care is meant to help carers – people caring at home for a disabled, ailing or weakened family member or loved one – to maintain their strength. Short-term care for care receivers is provided at disability group homes, in family care and at institutions.
Support for informal care
Informal care refers to the treatment and care of an elderly, disabled or ill person, in his or her home with the help of a family member or a loved one of the person in question.
Support for informal care consists of services given to the dependant, remuneration for the caretaker, leave, and other supporting services for informal care.
People under 65 years of age apply for support for informal care from the regional office of social work services for the disabled and people over 65 years of age from the social and local work office of their municipality.