City District Department of Kungsholmen
The City District Department of Kungsholmen is responsible for a large proportion of municipal services within the city district area of Kungsholmen.
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 how these municipal operations are to be carried out in the area. The City District Department must then implement the Council’s decisions.
The city district area of Kungsholmen comprises the following city districts:
- Lilla Essingen
- Stora Essingen.
The City District Department is led by Ann-Christine Hansson, Director of the City District of Kungsholmen. The Department consists of three divisions with responsibility for operations within each area.
This organisation is responsible for park and social planning issues on Kungsholmen and the Essingen islands. To ensure that the parks are sustainable in the long term, we work to develop park maintenance, increase biodiversity and strengthen ecosystem services.
This operation comprises municipal preschools, including open preschools and park playgrounds, as well as habilitation activities for preschool children with motor disabilities.
There are 32 preschools in the Kungsholmen city district area, with approximately 2,000 children enrolled.
Individual and Family Care is tasked with providing a safety net and a guarantee that those who live or stay in the city district area receive the help and support they need in socially vulnerable situations. Preventive work is undertaken among children, young people and adults so that individuals who are in need of intervention can be identified at an early stage. The Income Support Unit works to ensure that welfare recipients can become self-sufficient.
The focus in the area of support and service for people with disabilities is to identify and remove obstacles to participation in society, and to provide the conditions for an independent life.
This Division is responsible for service and care for people over the age of 65. The operational area includes home care services, sheltered housing, care and nursing homes, daycare activities, family support and meeting facilities.