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

Social services for people of working age

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Social services for people of working age are provided for adults and families aged 18 to 64 living in the Siun sote area. We will help you when you need support, guidance and counselling in different everyday situations.

Social work and social guidance provide customers support for making changes. Among other things, the aim of making changes is to reinforce the customer's well-being, independent coping, and life management, and to reduce vulnerability.

A package of social support and social services to meet your needs will be built together with a social worker or social counsellor.

You can contact the services for example if you or someone close to you are experiencing

• difficulties in coping with everyday life

• difficulties in moving forward in life due to prolonged unemployment or reduced ability to work

• mental health or substance abuse problems

• housing problems or you if do not have a place to stay

• a need for guidance and counselling related to social security or other social services

• a sudden crisis or a violent experience

• financial problems.

Social services for people of working age include

• guidance and counselling

• discussion and support

• rehabilitative work activities

• services for the homeless

• supplementary and preventive social assistance

• financial intermediation account service.

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How to receive services

If you are a new customer, call the social welfare office for assistance.

If you already have a designated employee, they will help you when you make an appointment.

Emergency social services provide help in crisis situations mainly in the evenings and weekends.

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: 11/10/2020