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Adaptation Training

Adaptation training may be granted for a disabled person and his or her family. It consists of guidance, counselling, and training, and it can be organized in the form of various courses or as individual adaptation training. Adaptation training may include e.g. housing training, training in mobility skills, braille, and courses that strive to improve a person’s social functioning.

Assistive Devices

Equipment, devices, and appliances that a disabled person needs to perform his or her daily activities, other than those used for medical rehabilitation, may be replaced or made available. Such assistive devices may include e.g. household appliances and leisure equipment.

The acquisition costs of these assistive devices are reimbursed for persons who, due to their disability or illness, need such devices in order to move about, communicate, or independently manage at home or in leisure activities. Only the reasonable and necessary costs incurred by such assistive devices that are essential due to a person’s disability or illness shall be reimbursed, and only to the extent of 50 %.

For more information, please contact a social worker from Disability Services at your closest social services unit.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact a social worker from Disability Services at your closest social service unit.

Adult social work:

Phone time weekdays at 8-11 am, phone 040 575 3109

Disability services: Social worker phone time tuesday and thursday at 9-10 am, phone 06 325 2678 (last name A-K ) and phone 06 325 4230 (last name L-Ö + Lillkyro)

Children and families:

· Social instructor, phone 06 325 2953

· Social worker phone 06 325 2321 (last name A-I)

· Social worker phone 06 325 2547 (last name J-O)

· Social worker phone 06 325 2602 (last name P-Ö)

· Social worker in charge phone 06 325 4398

Address: Grundtrygghetsavdelningen, Vallinmäentie 43 (2. floor), 66400 Laihela

Social worker and social instructor phone time weekdays at 10 – 11 am, phone 06 -218 1111 (Call center)

Address: Familje- och individomsorgen, Centrumvägen 4, Smedsby

Susanne Dahlsten social worker, phone 06 327 7224

Address: Socialkansliet, Öurvägen 31, 66800 Oravais

Social worker, phone time monday and thursday at 9 – 10 am, phone 06 218 3823 

Address: Malmska social- och hälsocentral, Kållbyvägen 7, PB 111, 68601 Jakobstad

Disability services for adults:

Maria Liljestrand, social worker, phone 06 786 2614 (A-K), Jakobstad and Larsmo

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

Pia Wikman, social worker, phone 040 805 1973, Nykarleby and Pedersöre

Bodil Ravall, social instructor, phone 040 805 1902 

Erika Holm, social instructor, phone 040 805 1395, Nykarleby and Pedersöre

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

Josefine Björkfors, social instructor, phone 050 374 0781, Jakobstad and Larsmo

Disability services for children

Heidi Sjöblom, social worker, phone040 805 1384, Jakobstad, Larsmo, Nykarleby, Pedersöre

Gun Vikström, social worker, phone 044 721 7716, Jakobstad, Larsmo, Nykarleby, Pedersöre

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

Jenny Edström, habilitation Instructor, phone 040 805 1705

Address: Socialkansliet, Malmgatan 5, 66100 Malax

Phone time weekdays at 8.30–9.30 am, phone 06 218 1111

Susanne Lindh,  social worker monday, wednesday & thursday,phone 06 218 7411 
Susanne Amoako, social worker, weekdays, phone 06 218 7409
Fanny Bäck, social worker, adults monday, tuesday, thursday, phone 06 218 7410

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

Social worker, phone time weekdays at 09.30 – 10.30 am, phone 06 218 1111 (call center)

Address: Lappfjärdsvägen 10, 64100 Kristinestad

Social worker, phone time weekdays at 09.30 – 10.30 am, phone 06 218 1111 (call center)

Address: Slussgatan 11 A, 64260 Kaskö

Social worker, weekdays at phone 06 218 1111 (call center)