City District Department of Farsta

The City District Department of Farsta is responsible for a large proportion of municipal services within the city district area of Farsta.

The City District Department is responsible for

  • municipal preschool
  • elderly care services
  • support and services for people with disabilities
  • work on the urban environment (e.g. maintenance of parks)
  • social psychiatry
  • individual and family care
  • guidance for consumers
  • leisure and cultural activities.

The elected representatives on the City District Council decide what is to be prioritised for the municipal operations in the area. The City District Department must then implement the Council’s decisions.

The city district area of Farsta comprises the following city districts:

  • Fagersjö
  • Farsta
  • Farstanäset
  • Farsta strand
  • Gubbängen
  • Hökarängen
  • Larsboda
  • Sköndal
  • Svedmyra (part of) 
  • Tallkrogen


The work of the City District Department is led by Gunilla Ekstrand, Director of the City District of Farsta. The Department consists of seven divisions with responsibility for operations within each area. 

Administrative Unit

The Administrative Unit consists of a head of unit, archivist, registrar, council secretary, IT coordinator, IT strategist, communicator, security coordinator and caretaker.

The Unit’s work is led by a Head of Administrative Unit.


The Preschool Division is responsible for municipal preschools in the Farsta city district area. The Resource Unit is responsible for the Division’s special needs education support.

There are 39 preschools, organised under six units with around 2,300 children enrolled. Each unit is led by a Head of Preschool.

If you have any questions regarding waiting lists or fees, you can call the City of Stockholm’s Contact Centre on: 08-508 00 508.

The Division is led by a Head of Division.

HR and Finance

The HR and Finance Division is responsible for the City District Department of Farsta’s work on

  • HR issues
  • finance and management by objectives
  • follow-up
  • procurement
  • the Department’s facilities.

The work is led by a Head of Unit.

Elderly Care

The Elderly Care Division comprises

  • purchaser unit
  • care and nursing homes
  • daytime activities for the elderly
  • sheltered housing
  • municipal home care service
  • open leisure activities for senior citizens.

The Division is led by a Head of Division.

Individual and Family Care

The Individual and Family Care Division comprises

  • Children’s Unit
  • Young People’s Unit
  • Unit for Work, Integration and Aid
  • Unit for Adults
  • Disability Aid Unit
  • Family Support Unit
  • Meeting, Support and Employment Unit
  • Family Consultant
  • Villorna group housing, Farsta strand group housing, Farsta group housing, Farsta new group housing
  • personal support
  • daily activities.

The work includes both the exercising of public authority and implementation in the operations.

The Division is led by a Head of Division.

City Development

The City Development Division comprises

  • urban environment issues
  • local trade and industry
  • culture and associations
  • prevention and public safety issues
  • democracy and dialogue
  • open leisure activities for children and young people (park playgrounds, recreation centres and open preschools)

The Division is led by a Head of Division.