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In order to obtain the services of a personal assistant, a person must have the resources to define the content and implementation of the assistance. There is no special obligation to arrange personal assistance if sufficient care for a person cannot be ensured via outpatient service measures.

When arranging personal assistance, a person is considered severely disabled if he or she requires essential and repeated help from another person due to his or her long-term or progressive disability or illness in order to perform daily activities. Illnesses and disabilities primarily caused by normal aging are not considered cause for granting personal assistance.

Personal assistance with daily activities, work, and studies can be arranged to the extent necessary. In terms of leisure activities, participation in public affairs, and the maintenance of social interaction, personal assistance should be offered for at least 30 hours per month.

Personal assistance can be arranged in the following ways:

– employer model, where the disabled person is the assistant’s employer
– service vouchers
– purchased service from the public or private sector
– own services

Contact a social worker from Disability Services to have your service needs assessed.

Contact Information
Please note! Phone time tuesday and thursday at 9-10 am.

Children and families:

Social worker phone 040 595 1837     A-I

Social worker phone 040 183 5867     J-O

Social worker phone 040 640 3168     P-Ö

Social instructor, phone 040 545 6445

Families in Vasa:

Social worker phone 040 650 8123     J-O

Social worker phone 06 218 4163     A-I + P-Ö.
Phone time tuesday and thursday at 9-10 am.

Adult social work:

Social worker phone 040 747 2678    A-K + svenska.
Phone time tuesday and thursday at 9-10 am.

Social worker phone 040 843 9817    L-Ö + Vähäkyrö.
Phone time tuesday and thursday at 9-10 am.

Social worker phone 040 650 8123  (adults).
Phone time tuesday and thursday at 9-10 am.

Social worker phone 040 183 5867  (children).

Social instructor phone 040 483 6342  (adults). 

Address: Socialcentralen, Centrumvägen 4, Smedsby

Social worker, phone 06 218 4163   (adults).
Phone time tuesday and thursday at 9-10 am.

Social worker phone. 040 595 1837 (children, last name A-L)

Social worker phone. 040 640 3168 (children, last name M-Ö)

Address: Socialkansliet, Öurvägen 31, 66800 Oravais

Social worker, phone time weekdays at 9 – 10 am, phone 06 218 3823

Social instructor phone. 040 168 5379

Address: Disability services, Stengbergsgatan 1 D, PB 111, 68601 Jakobstad

Disability services for adults:

Bodil Häger-Kantola, social worker, phone 040 805 1317 (K-Ö), Jakobstad and Larsmo

Ulrika Enlund, social worker, phone 040 355 1475 Nykarleby and Pedersöre

Bodil Ravall, social instructor, phone 040 805 1902 

Rebecca Holmgård, social instructor, phone 040 805 1395, Nykarleby and Pedersöre

Annika Löv, social instructor, phone 050 523 3432, Jakobstad and Larsmo

Carina Forsström, social instructor, phone 050 374 0781, Jakobstad and Larsmo

Disability services for children

Heidi Sjöblom, social worker, phone 040 805 1384, Jakobstad, Larsmo and Pedersöre

Hanna Dang-Kivilompolo, social worker, phone 044 721 7716, Jakobstad, Larsmo and Nykarleby

Ida-Sofia Moilanen, habilitation Instructor, phone 040 805 1734 

Jenny Edström, habilitation Instructor, phone 040 805 1705

Social worker phone 040 650 8123    (adults).
Phone time tuesday and thursday at 9-10 am.

Social worker phone 040 595 1837   (children)

Social instructor phone 040 483 6342  (adults). 

Address: Social- och familjetjänster, Närpesvägen 4, 64200 Närpes

Social worker phone 044 424 9237
Phone time tuesday and thursday at 9-10 am.

Address: Lappfjärdsvägen 10, 64100 Kristinestad

Social worker phone 044 424 9237
Phone time tuesday and thursday at 9-10 am.

Address: Slussgatan 11 A, 64260 Kaskö

Social worker phone 044 424 9237
Phone time tuesday and thursday at 9-10 am.