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Responsible for the service Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services

Disability services

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Services for people with disabilities and people with intellectual disabilities

Services for people with disabilities aim at promoting the prerequisites that allow persons with disabilities to live and interact with others as equal members of society, and to prevent and remove obstacles and disadvantages caused by disability.

Services and support measures referred to in the Disability Services Act are organised when a person with a disability cannot receive adequate and suitable services or benefits under other legislation.

Services for people with disabilities include

• housing services

• transport services

• personal assistance.

A personal assessment of the need for services or a personal service plan is prepared for a person with disabilities in order to determine the services and support measures they need.

Services for people with intellectual disabilities include

• housing services

• work and day activities

• expert services for special groups.

To whom and on what terms

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided bySiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Responsible for the serviceSiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Area Heinävesi, Ilomantsi, Joensuu, Juuka, Kitee, Kontiolahti, Lieksa, Liperi, Nurmes, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi, Rääkkylä, Tohmajärvi
Available languagesFinnish, English
Text edited by: Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Updated: 10/12/2020