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Disabled finland

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  • 1. The employment of the disabled in Finland
  • 2. • • • • • General... Disabilities are not a barrier while searching for a job There are about 23 000 working-aged people with disabilities in Finland, and about 14 000 of them takes part in some working or day activities The basic income for these people is the disability pension offered by Kela (Social Insurance Institution) Most of the disabled are involved in the work activities in their hometown, and only few of them has a paid labour The disabled need support with working: most of them has got employed supportively
  • 3. Work- and day activities • • • • Different activities are offered by the government and the cities The activities are not a place to work, but a place to get help and support with day-to-day basis For example interaction, education, some exercise, refreshing and creative activities are parts of the activities as well as some simple work assignments Different forms of work activities are for instance textiles, woodwork and other handicrafts
  • 4. Supported job • • • • A part of the disabled can have a quite normal job The person takes care of the tools, assistants and the work trips by him/herself It is tried to find a job that meets the skills of the disabled The employee gets paid normally, all the usual work arrangements and agreements are running as in a normal case and the person is a full member of the work community
  • 5. • • The employee gets an introduction and tutoring for the job, offered by the government Some things like the working hours and the tasks can be made easier if needed
  • 6. Different employment relationships • • • • The working contract can be either part-time or full-time In full-time job, person works 35-40 hours per week and all the extra hours are considered as overtime In part-time job, the working hours are between 0 and 40 a week Teleworking happens normally elsewhere than the official working place, for example at employee’s home
  • 7. http://www.vammaisetduuniin.fi/ http://www.kvtl.fi/fi/tyoelama/tyollistyminen/ http://www.kuntoutussaatio.fi/files/784/kuntout uspaivat_2012_Teittinen.pdf