Services for persons with disabilities in a changing municipal and service structure

According to audit findings, problems in the steering of services for persons with disabilities are linked primarily to inconsistencies in the legislative base, which in some respects is out of date, and to shortcomings in the information steering provided by central government. The audit focused on services for persons with intellectual disabilities and particularly housing services. The purpose of the audit was to examine how different actors in central administration have steered the arranging of special services for persons with disabilities and whether steering has been uniform in different administrative sectors and in line with the objectives of the restructuring of local government and services. The audit also examined what models central government steering has created with regard to the arranging and production of services for persons with disabilities in municipalities and regions. This document contains a summary of the main results of the audit. The entire audit report is available only in Finnish.