Other available resources
Places where you could look for further help
The hospital in Akureyri - SAK
The psychiatric ward provides general and specialized services for residents aged 18 and older in the North and East. The psychiatric ward is divided into an emergency ward, a day ward and an outpatient ward. It is possible to see a doctor on duty at a health center, but if emergency services are needed, you should go to the accident and emergency department.
Social services AKureyri
The family department oversees all social services and has special services for disabled people and their families. There you can apply for housing.
All towns in Iceland have their own social services.
Directorate of labour - vinnumálastofnun.
They take care of people who are looking for jobs. There are two employees there that cater to people with disabilities.
People with mental health issues can go to Laut to reduce social isolation. Their goal is to empower people and get people with mental health issues into society.
Plastiðjan Bjarg - iðjulundur
At PBI are people trained for work and they have a protected workplace for people with disabilities. They work closely with AMS or working with support that vinnumálastofnun runs.
Vocational rehabilitation in the North
Rehabilitation for the north part of Iceland. Their goal is to get those who have, for some reason, left the workforce into a work ready state.
Fjölsmiðjan in Akureyri
Fjölsmiðjan is for young people who have a decicion to make, they work at fjölsmiðjan until they are ready to go back to work or school.
The National Church
Preasts have a lot to offer, each in their own church
Knowledge network of parliamentarians
Þekkinganet works to increse education in their area. They have classes and are a go between about study oppertunities in the area.
Fararskólinn - Skagafjörður
Fararskólinn operates in Skagafjarðar- and Húnavatnssýsla. In the boarding school, it is possible to attend various courses, both work-related and to enrich leisure activities. Farskólinn has an agreement with Fjölmennt, an adult education for the disabled, to offer courses for people with various disabilities.