Financial assistance for cars and car-related aids and devices is granted on a discretionary basis primarily to young people and people of working age with severe disabilities. It may also be granted for the everyday transport of a disabled child that uses an electric wheelchair.
Aids and devices for a car
A person with severe disabilities may apply for compensation for necessary modifications and/or additional devices and aids required by the disability. Financial assistance for a car or car-related aids and devices is granted on a discretionary basis primarily to young people and people of working age with severe disabilities but also to the everyday transport of a severely disabled child using an electric wheelchair.
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.
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.
Applications concerning the services or measures of support of the Disability Services must be sent in writing. You should enclose a medical certificate from a health centre doctor and, if needed, other expert’s opinions and reports.
Applications concerning disability services must be sent beforehand, e.g. before commencing any alteration work in an apartment.
It is possible to call the social workers during the phone hour and book an appointment or a home visit. They can also give further information about the services and how to apply for them.
Contact details for the services for the disabled
Visiting address: Puutarhakatu 45, 8th fl, 20100 Turku
Office secretaries for the services for the disabled
community e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The services are intended for persons who, due to an intellectual disability, need special services.
Psychological and social checks and a basic health check are carried out as a part of the services for persons with intellectual disabilities. Based on the inspections carried out, an individual service and rehabilitation plan will be drawn up. Special services are needed when basic services are not sufficient.
Services for persons with intellectual disabilities include: