Democratisation of care work

Barcelona is a pioneering city in implementing feminist policies in one of the areas that creates the most discrimination and inequality: care work.

Tasked with a clear transformational purpose, Caring City aims to be a tool to help bring recognition to the social value of care work, and to ensure the right to care and be cared for in decent, quality conditions.

What is happening?

Most of the time spent on care work in Barcelona falls to families, mainly women, and without pay.

The provision of paid care is known for its feminisation, high job insecurity and large proportion of immigrant women.

The overload of care work is having a negative impact on the physical and mental health and the life trajectories of carers.

What do we want to do?

We are launching a programme with 68 initiatives to highlight the importance of care work, to socialise the responsibility of care work, to ensure decent working conditions for workers, entities and individuals providing care work, to improve the quality of the services and to empower the people receiving or providing care.


Pedro M Moreno, lawyer from Anem per Feina

"Taking care of the caregiver means guaranteeing occupational health and safety conditions"

27/09/2019 - 13:16 h

Cares and work rights. Interview to Pedro M Moreno, lawyer, legal advisor specialized in labor relations in the field of Home in 'Anem per feina'.

Catalan education begins to assume the Time Reform.

Catalan education begins to take on the Time Reform

19/09/2019 - 10:28 h

Time Reform. Healthier hours for teens, who will dine in the center around 1:00 p.m. instead of doing it on the way out.

Caring for our carers

16/07/2019 - 09:11 h

Care. Barcelona wants to be a caring city, a city where people who care for children or dependent or ill people are recognised as the pillars of society that they are. Barcelona Cuida was created to care for them.

Dia Internacional de les Dones

Women’s rights (III), in practice

22/05/2019 - 08:32 h

Non-discrimination. Third and final article which reviews the development and consolidation of legal and social frameworks for eliminating all forms of discrimination against women.

Barcelona Cuida space

Barcelona Cuida is a pioneering centre promoting all the existing care-related resources in the city and putting them within people’s reach.

The centre offers information, advice and guidance for the city’s carers and cared-for.

It also acts as a meeting and networking point for individuals, professionals and organisations.

Barcelona Cuida space

Av. Marquès de l’Argentera, 22

(entry via the Estació de França car park).

Temporary address


Getting there

93 413 21 21
Opening times: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 1.30 pm and from 3 pm to 6.30 pm.

First weekend of the month: Saturday, from 4 pm to 7.30 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 1.30 pm.

Telephone helpline: Mondays to Fridays, 8.15 am to 7 pm


Projecte Comunitari: Espai de Trobada: Cercle de dones

From 01/10/2018 to 31/12/2019
Casal de Barri Can Portabella
C Virgili 18 (Sant Andreu)

Sessions d'assessoraments per a famílies contractadores de serveis de cura

From 10/04/2019 to 18/12/2019
Espai Barcelona Cuida
Av Marquès de l'Argentera 22 (Ciutat Vella)

Xerrada per a famílies contractadores de serveis de cura

From 05/05/2019 to 14/12/2019
Espai Barcelona Cuida
Av Marquès de l'Argentera 22 (Ciutat Vella)

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