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.
Opening hours of Vantaa health and social welfare service points during summer 2020.
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