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Disability services social work


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.

Disability services social workers are experts in services related to the Disability Services Act, and they cooperate with home care, hospitals and various associations. The social workers can be contacted if the disability or illness causes problems with living, mobility and coping at home.

Disability services social workers are experts in the organization of services for disabled persons. The social workers are usually contacted when a child is discovered to have a disability or when an adult disabled person needs services related to work, living or other.

A customer and the disability services staff work together to determine the customer’s service need. An evaluation of the need is used to prepare a service plan.

Read more about a service plan.


Contact information of disability services social work units


Social work for the disabled, southern service unit

Service area: Southern Helsinki
Service hours: Mon-Fri 9-14, tel. +358 (09) 3107 4088
Address: Toinen linja 4 A, 3rd Floor, 00530 Helsinki
Southern service unit on the map

P.O.B. 7115, 00099 City of Helsinki
Fax. +358 (09) 3104 3111


Social work for the disabled, eastern service unit

Service area: Eastern Helsinki
Service hours: Mon-Fri 9-14, tel. +358 (09) 3107 4335
Address: Petter Wetterin tie 6, 00810 Helsinki
Eastern service unit on the map

P.O.B. 7380, 00099 City of Helsinki
Fax. +358 (09) 3106 2669


Social work for the disabled, Itäkatu Family Centre

Service area: Eastern and northern Helsinki
Address: Itäkatu 11, 00930 Helsinki, entrance: Tallinnanaukio 1

P.O.B. 6730, 00099 City of Helsinki
More information on Itäkatu Family Centre.


Social work for the disabled, northern service unit

Service area: Northern and north-eastern Helsinki
Address: Ala-Malmin tori 2nd, 5th and 7th Floors, 00700 Helsinki
Northern service unit on the map

P.O.B. 7980, 00099 City of Helsinki
Fax. +358 (09) 3105 8448


Social work for the disabled, western service unit

Service area: postal codes 25*, 27-31, 33-39, 30-32, 40-44   
Address: Hopeatie 6, 4th Floor, 00440 Helsinki
Western service unit on the map

P.O.B. 8160, 00099 City of Helsinki
Tel. +358 (09) 3104 011
Fax +358 (09) 3104 1228





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