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Life presents us all with many challenges. Sometimes we need to get advice and support to face these challenges. Social counseling is meant to support people helping themselves through a wide range of methods so that people can best enjoy themselves in the community.
You book a call with a counselor who provides social counseling, guides you through applying for the services that are appropriate for your needs and assists you in preparing the application if needed.
All people aged 18 and over who have legal residence in Reykjavik can seek social counseling free of charge from the City of Reykjavik.
First you will receive counseling over the phone. The counseling may address many aspects, among them financial assistance, support for housing search, activities during unemployment and due to reduced working capacity.
Counselors work with people and provide information on various services as well as referring people to the appropriate resources in each case.
In some cases, one phone call is enough. In other cases, prolonged counseling is required. A counselor will guide you through the next steps and arrange further interviews if necessary. After that, an agreement on social counseling is made in the form of an individual plan.
The Virknihús Activity Center offers various rehabilitation and activity options for people who receive social counseling. The goal is to improve people’s quality of life and increase their opportunities in life, focusing on self-empowerment, learning and recovery.
Social counseling is provided on the basis of the following legislation:
The welfare service center staff can provide more information on social counseling. You can also call the Reykjavik City Service Center at: 4 11 11 11 or email email@example.com.