You can contact a social worker when you have problems arising from substance abuse, financial problems in the family or any other crisis. A social worker helps also when you need guidance and counselling about social security and services.
The services are aimed at supporting local residents as early as possible in various problematic life situations.
Kela, The Social Insurance Institution of Finland
The Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Kela, is in charge of several social benefits such as sickness insurance, unemployment insurance and basic pension insurance. Kela grants also the basic social assistance. www.kela.fi/web/en