Åland comprises 16 municipalities, both large and small, with different economic situations. In some municipalities there are apartments for persons with disabilities. Whether you get an apartment depends very much on which municipality you move to and what type of apartment you can live in.
Who should I contact for disability services in Åland?
The newly established municipal social service Kommunernas socialtjänst (KST) is responsible for almost all social services in Åland from 2021. You should contact KST to apply for disability services, not the municipalities. On their webpage you can read about the particular obligations KST has for providing services under the Act on Disability Services and Assistance and the benefits and support that are available.
Ålands handikappförbund (Åland Disability Federation) is a joint organisation for disability and patient associations in Åland. Its role is to monitor and take action in disability matters, provide information on disabilities, support and assist member associations and maintain a joint office. On the federation’s website you can also find links to all their member associations in Åland. They also have an ombudsman to help you out. The ombudsman works on behalf of individuals and is independent of authorities and care providers.
Webpages of the Government of Åland on disabilities:
If you have any questions, please fill in our contact form.
NB! If you have questions regarding the processing of a specific case or application, or other personal matters, please contact the relevant authority directly.