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A practical guide for
people from Ukraine

You have arrived in Skellefteå kommun, a municipality with approximately 73 000 Citizens, in the north of Sweden. On this page you will find contacts and sources that can guide you through some practical issues during your initial time in Sweden.

This webpage is aimed at newly arrived refugees from Ukraine.

Informationsverige.se tells you about the Temporary Protection Directive and what applies for people who have fled the war in Ukraine.

You will also find information about the Swedish society and tools to learn Swedish.

This webpage is a good start if you need an orientation about how things work in Sweden for you who are newly arrived here.

На стартову сторінку | Informationsverige.se External link, opens in new window.

There are several organizations offering to teach the Swedish language to newly arrived refugees. They are called studieförbund, study associations, and these are active in Skellefteå kommun:

  • ABF
  • Bilda
  • Folkuniversitetet
  • Medborgarskolan
  • NBV
  • Sensus
  • Studiefrämjandet
  • Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan

You can ask people around you what is provided in your local area.

Informationsverige.se offers the digital language learning package "Lära svenska". You can use it to practise Swedish on your own by doing exercises and watching videos.

Детальніше про «Lära svenska» на Informationsverige.se External link, opens in new window.

All children have the right to attend school and preschool. Read about Skellefteå Municipality´s reception of Newly arrived schoolchildren (skelleftea.se).

More information about schools in the area you find on Children and education (skelleftea.se).

You can also contact Skellefteå Municipality for guidance,
address: Trädgårdsgatan 6, Skellefteå
telephone: +46 910-73 50 00, press 2 for childcare and education
e-mail: kundtjanst@skelleftea.se

You can read about the possibilities of working in Sweden on the Swedish Public Employment Service´s webpage:
українська / Ukrainian (arbetsformedlingen.se) External link, opens in new window.

Skellefteå municipality, as an organization, is one of the largest employers in the area and we need to hire people in varies professions. You can read about working for Skellefteå municipality on the webpage Skellefteå kommun som arbetsgivare (skelleftea.se).
(It is written in Swedish, but there is a google translate button at the top of the page.)

Call 1177 if you are ill and wish to speak to a nurse for advice. The helpline is free of charge. The nurses speak Swedish and English. They can also help you to find the nearest healthcare centre.

In case of emergency, call 112 for an ambulance.

Read more about healthcare on the webpage Vård i Västerbotten till personer som har flytt från Ukraina (1177.se) External link, opens in new window.

українська / Ukrainian (1177.se) External link, opens in new window.

Pусский / Russian (1177.se) External link, opens in new window.

Skellefteå Municipality deals with many things for the benefit of the people who live here. Among other things, the municipality is responsible for providing preschools, schools, social services and elderly care. You can read about Skellefteå Municipality on What does the municipality do? (skelleftea.se)

What is the municipality doing for newly arrived refugees?

Skellefteå Municipality’s responsibility for newly arrived refugees is mainly to make sure that children can attend preschool and school and that the children live in a safe and healthy environment.

We can set up evacuation housing at the request of the Swedish Migration Agency. In that case, we provide food and necessary service, until you find a place to stay or are offered housing by the Swedish Migration Agency.

Skellefteå Municipality
address: Trädgårdsgatan 6, Skellefteå
telephone: +46 910-73 50 00, press 8 for menu in English
email: kundtjanst@skelleftea.se

There are many voluntary groups and organisations that want to make you feel welcome. For instance, there are some second-hand shops that can provide clothes and other items, for you and your family, if you are newly arrived.

There are several organisations offering to teach the Swedish language to newly arrived refugees. They are called studieförbund, study associations.

You can ask people around you what is provided in your local area.

Living in Skellefteå municipality

Living in Skellefteå municipality

Skellefteå municipality is a safe place, appreciated for its versatility, short commuting distances and simple everyday life. At the same time, adventure awaits just around the corner. We hope to provide you with inspiration, information and a helping hand.

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