Personal assistance may be granted for everyday activities that a person cannot cope with independently due to an injury or illness. You can get personal assistance for daily activities, work and study, hobbies, social participation and maintaining social interaction. The need for assistance must be caused by factors other than age-related illnesses and functional limitations.
The service may be organised in three different ways:
- You can act as the employer of your assistant.
- You can order assistance with a service voucher from service voucher providers approved by the city.
- You can let the city order and choose the assistance you need as an outsourced service.
It is possible to combine the above methods with each other and with other forms of service and support. The person with disabilities acts in a supervisory position in relation to their personal assistant.