Service vouchers for personal assistance are used by clients with severe disabilities who need assistance in their daily activities at home (washing, dressing, dining) or away from home (accompanying and assistance with daily transactions). Clients can be disabled in many different ways (physical disability, visual impairment, progressive illness, such as MS, intellectual impairment, etc.).
Supported employment and work activities
The working life needs a wide range of workers
The coach services in supported employment for jobseekers and companies are:
Family care for persons with intellectual disabilities is organised either as short-term or long-term family care. Service in this case means 24-hour care in a private home.
A commission agreement is concluded with the family carer, which defines the content and duration of the care. The Welfare Division pays the fees and compensation for expenses for the carers in accordance with the agreement.
If you are interested in taking people with intellectual disabilities into short-term or long-term family care, contact Paletti's social workers or service advisors.
Housing services are provided to persons with an intellectual disability tailored to the person's individual needs. When assessing housing options, the person's need for help, care and guidance in daily life is taken into account.
Services can be provided in different housing units, group homes and residential care facilities, or as a service to one’s own home.
The disability services psychologist serves residents aged over 16 who need special services due to an intellectual disability.
The psychologist cooperates with other social and health care professionals.
- preparation of rehabilitation and service plans in cooperation with other professionals in disability services
- supportive individual visits
- cognitive examinations
Day activities for persons with severely disabilities
Day activities for persons with severe disabilities are intended for those who are unable to participate in other work activities due to a very severe disability or illness. Day activities that support self-sufficiency can include cooking, exercise, conversation, camping, creative activities and the practice of social skills.
Essential housing-related services may include assistance with daily activities.
Services and support measures can be provided in different housing units, group homes and residential care facilities, or as a service to one’s own home. For more information on housing services reserved for persons with severe disabilities or persons with intellectual disabilities, please contact social workers of disability services.
Most housing services are provided as a purchased service. The disability services provided by the city include three units that offer 24-hour house care:
The City of Turku Oral Health Care unit invites pupils for an oral health check when they are in their 1st, 5th and 8th years at school. In addition young people are invited for an oral health examination at the age of 16.
The intervals between examinations and treatments may be more frequent depending on the individual’s need as assessed by an oral health professional. We carry out examinations at dental clinics as well as in mobile units at schools.
Personal assistance is provided to a person with a severe disability who needs the assistance of another person in their daily activities:
- to work and study
- to participate in hobbies
- to participate in society, or
- to maintain social interactions.
You can apply for personal assistance at the city's services for the disabled. The social worker evaluates the way the service is implemented in cooperation with the client. Different practices can be combined.
A transport service covers an ordinary taxi or a disabled taxi.
You can apply for the transport service at the services for the disabled. The telephone service to book an appointment with a social workers is open Mon, Wed and Fri 9 a.m.–10 a.m.
The telephone service for service managers of transport services for persons over 70 years of age is open Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and Mon, Tue and Thu 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
The Omaolo digital service
- Health stations in Turku use the free-of-charge national digital service Omaolo.
- The service is intended for people over the age of 16.
- You can use it to assess your need for care.
- After identifying with the service, you will receive guidance specific to your situation.
New customer at the immigrant office
The services of the immigrant office are targeted at immigrants with refugee backgrounds in Turku who have lived in Finland for a maximum of three years.
Sign up at the immigrant office info desk Mon–Fri 9–10 a.m. and take your ID card, residence permit decision and rental agreement with you.
- Coronavirus vaccinations are offered to all those five years of age and over.
Residents of Turku aged 12 or over will be vaccinated on
Varissuo health station (address Nisse Kavon katu 3):
Third dose is given to enhance and extend the protection provided by the two doses in people whose vaccinations have been administered a long time
- THL recommends a third dose of coronavirus vaccine for at-risk 12- to 17-year-olds.
Only first doses of the coronavirus vaccine will be given at these events.
The coronavirus vaccination reception will move from the Fair Center to Satakunnantie 105 (formerly Kontti secondhand store) and will operate on ne
Pop-up vaccination events are intended for those in need of their first vaccination.
Pregnant persons are at greater risk of severe coronavirus disease than the rest of their age group.
Thursday 12 August and Friday 13 August A pop-up event will be organised at the Varissuo health centre at which you can get the first dose of the c