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Work and day activities for the intellectually disabled

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

The objective of work and day activities is to provide meaningful activities that individually support the independence of the customer and his or her active participation in the society.

Work activities offer the chance to learn the rules of work life and consider individual career paths, in cooperation with the customer. The customer can also be guided towards the services of supported empl ...

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To whom and on what terms

The customer is over 18 years old and has an intellectual disability.

The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

Background information

Day activities are organised for persons with disabilities, the elderly and other social welfare service users to support their ability to cope independently, promote relationships, and offer meaningful activities. These day activities include playing games, listening to music, dancing or engaging in other physical activity, visiting the outdoors, and discussing various issues in a guided or informal manner.

If a person with severe disabilities is not able to participate in work activities, they are entitled to participate in day activities five days a week. A person of working age who participates in day activities can also try participating in work activities.

The service is provided by

City of Helsinki

Responsible for the service

The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division, City of Helsinki
Text edited by: The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 22/3/2023