The public housing association in Gislaved municipality has around 2,600 flats distributed over 8 population centres within the municipality.
Language groups in the locality
Somali, Arabic, SCB (Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian), Finnish, Albanian, Spanish and Greek are among the largest language groups .
There are several options for municipal nursery schools. In Gislaved municipality, there are also opportunities for child care in the evenings, nights and over weekends.
There is also a family centre. This is an operation intended for all parents and expectant parents. The family centre is a meeting place, where parents/expectant parents can make contacts, get advice, information and also support in their role as parents.
Comprehensive and upper secondary schools
There are 17 compulsory comprehensive schools in the populations centres Gislaved, Anderstorp, Smålandsstenar and Reftele. The majority of the schools also have a pre-school class.
Gislaved municipality also has an upper secondary school. Gislaveds gymnasium offers many opportunities, and there is something of interest there for everyone. Lots of different specialisations are on offer.
As a new arrival, you will always be given the opportunity to learn Swedish. The municipality offers sfi, Swedish for immigrants, and social orientation. Sfi training is available throughout the year.
Although the population centres in the municipality are small, there are always opportunities for further study. Gislaved municipality offers further education within the home area. If you wish to study at a folk high school, the nearest one is in Värnamo, some 40 km from Gislaved.
If you wish to study at a university, then Jönköping Högskola, Borås Högskola and Halmstad Högskola are very attractive. There are good bus and train connections to these towns.
Health and medical care
There are four medical centres in the populations centres Gislaved, Anderstorp, Smålandsstenar and Reftele. Gislaved also has a youth clinic. Women’s clinics are available in three locations within the municipality.
Dental clinics are available in Gislaved, Anderstorp and Smålandsstenar.
The municipality has its own interpreter service, offering interpreting into 90–100 different languages. The interpreter service offers interpreters both on location and via telephone.
In Gislaved municipality, public transport is managed by Jönköpings Länstrafik. The municipality has very good bus and train connections to the various population centres in the municipality, but also to the larger cities Jönköping, Värnamo, Halmstad, Borås and Göteborg.
Examples of journey times by bus:
- Gislaved - Smålandsstenar ca 25 min
- Gislaved - Jönköping ca 1 h 20 min
- Gislaved - Värnamo ca 1 h
Examples of journey times by train to Halmstad, Borås and Göteborg:
- Smålandsstenar - Halmstad ca 1 h
- Hestra - Borås ca 40 min
- Hestra - Göteborg, ca 1 h och 40 min