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Responsible for the service Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki

Psychiatric housing rehabilitation

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

The rehabilitation homes prepare their residents to cope with the symptoms of their illness, to care for their health, and to cope with everyday life and social interaction. The rehabilitation is based on a treatment and rehabilitation plan compiled in cooperation, as well as the weekly programme and various groups.

Personnel is available on weekdays normally from 8 am till 5 pm. There is also a physician's, social worker's and occupational therapist's services available.

To whom and on what terms

Age: 18 or more

The service is intended for residents of Helsinki.

Customers need a referral for the housing rehabilitation. The personnel will interview the potential residents, and the SAS working group will select the residents. The service is subject to a fee.

Background information

Mental health rehabilitees are entitled to support for independent living if necessary. Services are provided first and foremost in the home of the person undergoing rehabilitation. A social instructor, a housing adviser or some other support person provides assistance in finding housing, settling in and organising every-day chores. Support may be provided over the short or long term. Its purpose is to promote the resident’s rehabilitation, autonomy and functional capacity.

Sheltered housing is organised for mental health rehabilitees who need both suitable housing and care and attention. In sheltered housing with 24-hour assistance, care and attention are available round the clock.

A mental health rehabilitee may also be supported by placing him or her in an institution for a while. Long-term institutional care and attention are possible if this is essential for the rehabilitee’s health or safety.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceSocial Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 17/5/2022