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:
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.
The Accompaniment Card makes it easier for a person with a disability or a chronic disease to exercise and experience culture. The card entitles one person to free admission to accompany or assist the card holder.
A holder of a disabled parking permit is allowed to park in the following places:
- separately marked disabled parking spaces
- parking prohibition areas
- parking spaces that are subject to a fee; no need to pay
- parking spaces that have a time limit; no time limit
Please note! The vehicle must not disturb the traffic.
The Road Traffic Act includes many other prohibitions and restrictions when the disabled parking permit does not entitle parking.
The aim of the services for older adults is to enable older people in Turku to live in their own homes for as long as possible with the help of home care and support services.
When home-based services are no longer enough, four multi-purpose centres for older people in need of continuous care are available. The centres offer different levels of 24/7 care and other specialised services.
Services for older adults also include support for family carers (informal care) and arranging family care for older people.