Social services

The social services centre runs the following social services:

  • Adult social work and income support: income support is applied for either in writing or in person from the social services department. Income support application forms and instructions are available from the advice point.
  • Child protection: social work, children's home and family support
  • Child custody and support: child welfare officers are responsible, among other things, for investigating and confirming paternity when the child's mother is not married when the child is born
  • Care of the disabled: the town runs the ten-bed group home Mäntykoti providing round-the-clock sheltered accommodation for people with learning disabilities, and a daycare unit where afternoon activities are organised for school-age students with learning disabilities.
  • Work with refugees: work with refugees is mainly carried out by the refugee secretary and two social workers

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Contact details

The social services department, open Mon-Fri 9–12
Tel. +358 44 417 4121
Fax +358 15 525 0221
Address: Olavinkatu 27, 57130 Savonlinna
Street address: Staircase E
E-mail: sosiaalivirasto(at)

The town buys care of the elderly, education and parenting advice and drug and alcohol abuse services from Itä-Savon sairaanhoitopiiri (in Finnish)