Holiday in the company of peers: special holidays are designed for the different target groups of social and health organisations. We cooperate with almost a hundred different public health, patient, disability, child and family organisations.
You can apply for a holiday even if you are not a member of any organisation. However, you must belong to a particular target group. For example: The holidays of the Finnish Epilepsy Association are intended for those with epilepsy. However, the applicant does not have to be a member of the Finnish Epilepsy Association.
You can apply together with your partner, other family members or an assistant.
Peer support increasing everyday resources
You can meet other people in a similar life situation, share experiences with others and gain more resources that help you in your everyday life.
There are 20 adults on the holidays and 10 families with children on family holidays.
A volunteer holiday instructor is available on most holidays.
Different holiday destinations and holiday themes
We organise holidays in different parts of Finland in hotels, spas, sports institutes and rehabilitation centres.
The themes of special holidays are different from one another, and the holiday activity programme, accessibility and level of assistance available vary.
You can take part in the holiday activities if you want to. Taking part in activities is not mandatory.
Assistance during your holiday
If you require an assistant during your holiday, make sure to mention this in your application. The fees of an assistant depend on whether the assistant is a close relative or an assistant granted by the municipality.
Close relative or friend
If the assistant lives in a different household, they must fill in their own application. If both applications are approved, both applicants must pay for their own contribution.
Employed personal assistant
The applicant and their assistant apply for a holiday using the same application. MTLH pays for the assistant’s holiday expenses as well.
In both cases, the applicant and their assistant pay for their travel expenses themselves.
The assistant is responsible for providing assistance during the holiday.