Social services for adults

Social Work for Adults will help you when you need support, guidance and counseling about various different life situations. We will chart the customer's overall situation and together find solutions for coping with problems.

Who are our services meant for?

Social Work for Adults serves 18-64-year-old Vantaa adults and families. A social advisor meets new customers and charts their situation, and when required, will refer them to a social worker's appointment.

What do social workers/social advisors do?

  • give you guidance and counseling about social security benefits and social services, as well as compiling social assistance applications
  • guide and support you in housing issues (e.g., seeking housing, homelessness, lease debts)
  • advise you on financial difficulties
  • advise and counsel you about debt issues
  • discuss and advise you in case of substance-abuse and mental-health problems
  • discuss and advise you in various crises (divorce, eviction, death of a relative or friend)
  • clarify obstacles to employment
  • help you clarify your work/study options and support you in participating in work or internship, work orientation, training, or rehabilitative work activity
  • compile an activation plan for rehabilitative work activity together with an employment advisor
  • analyze retirement options
  • make a plan for moving forward in your life together with you

Benefit processors handle applications for basic social assistance.

When required, we will cooperate with, for instance, the employment office, psychiatric outpatient department, Kela, A-Clinic, substance-abuse institutions, detoxification centers, rehabilitative work activity, congregation, hospitals, and health services.

Changes to social assistance payments

Basic social assistance will be paid by Kela starting 2017, Throughout 2016, your point of contact for social assistance will still be the social services office or Kela offices i Vantaa.
Read more about the change in website of Kela

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