Social services

Social services bring help to those who need it in different life situations. Statutory social welfare services include child welfare and welfare for substance abusers, children’s custody and visiting rights, children’s maintenance agreements, services for the disabled and elderly, income support, and establishment of paternity.

If you need a social service, make an appointment with a social worker at the centre for social services. These services are free of charge. In the evenings and at weekends, contact the emergency help line.

For further information:
Tel. +358 520 3400 During office hours (8am-4pm)

The emergency social services number +358 40 517 4194 is available during the hours between 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. for situations demanding urgent social work. The services are available in Finnish, Swedish and English.