City District Department of Skärholmen

Skärholmens stadsdelsförvaltning ansvarar för en stor del av den kommunala servicen inom Skärholmens stadsdelsnämndsområde.

The City District Department is responsible for

  • municipal preschools and open preschools
  • elderly care services
  • support and services for people with disabilities
  • city development (e.g. maintenance of parks)
  • social psychiatry
  • individual and family care
  • citizens’ services (e.g. citizens’ advice bureaus)
  • leisure and cultural activities.

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

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

  • Bredäng
  • Sätra
  • Skärholmen
  • Vårberg.


The City District Department is led by Lisa Kinnari, Director of the City District of Skärholmen. The Department consists of six divisions with responsibility for operations within each area plus one administrative unit.

Council and Operational Support

The Council and Professional Support Division is responsible for internal financial control and works with budgets, financial follow-up and accounting. The Division’s responsibilities also include providing managers and employees with good conditions linked to department-wide issues concerning

  • administrative support and relief
  • caretaker services
  • IT and telephony
  • council
  • registry and archives
  • procurement
  • facilities
  • security
  • HR
  • internal protection
  • holiday work, “Stockholm Jobs” and Public Protected Work (OSA).

Social Services

The Social Services Division is responsible for the exercising of public authority and investigates, assesses, decides and follows up on approved initiatives at individual level for

  • children and young people with families
  • adult substance abusers
  • people with social psychiatric problems
  • victims of domestic violence
  • perpetrators of violence
  • people in need of financial assistance
  • the elderly
  • people with disabilities.



The Preschool Division consists of 6 preschool units with 23 preschools. The Division also has special needs educators, heads of development and operational controllers.


In-house Support and Service

Care for the elderly includes:

  • home care service
  • Sätra care and nursing home
  • daycare activities
  • activity centre
  • family support.

Care for people with disabilities and social psychiatry includes:

  • housing for persons with certain functional impairments (LSS)
  • daily activities
  • personal assistance
  • assistance
  • relief
  • contact person
  • housing support, assisted living facilities and open meeting places for social psychiatry
  • family support.


Citizen Services and Urban Environment

You can go to the citizens’ advice bureau to borrow a computer and be given guidance and information about municipal and other social issues. The community guidance counsellors at the citizens’ advice bureau also deal with

  • mobility service cases
  • childcare placements
  • paternity/parenting for cohabiting parents
  • association grants.

The citizens’ advice bureau also has citizen hosts, who work with outreach activities and relationship-building. They have a particular focus on offering community guidance to new arrivals and women in Vårberg in order to increase their empowerment.

The citizens’ advice bureau also has two budget and debt advisors, as well as a consumer advisor, whom residents can contact if they have questions or need support.

Phone: 08-508 24 050

Visiting address for the citizens’ advice bureau:
Måsholmstorget 20
Turn right at the Skärholmen Centrum metro exit.

Postal address for the citizens’ advice bureau:
Skärholmens stadsdelsförvaltning
Box 503
127 26 Skärholmen

Please contact the Service Office in Hallunda if you have any questions for the Swedish Tax Agency, the Swedish Social Insurance Agency or the Swedish Pensions Agency, and please go to Ekholmsvägen 34 if you have any questions for the Swedish Public Employment Service.

Urban Environment, Civil Society and Culture Unit

Please send cases or questions concerning the urban environment, civil society and culture in Skärholmen to this email:

For fault reports, please use the Tyck till app. It’s easy to enter the location in the app, and you can also attach photos.

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Promotion and Prevention

This Division’s overall brief is to support and promote conditions for equal opportunities in life and good living conditions for children, young people and their parents.

The Division has

  • youth counselling
  • parental advice
  • park playgrounds
  • open pre-school
  • field assistants
  • recreation centres.