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.


'Fundamental of caring', Rob Burnett (2016)

Caring cinema

12/12/2019 - 14:22 h

Cinema. 10 films and documentaries about caregiving on the big screen.

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Guaranteeing active ageing in the city: nearly 90,000 people over the age of 64 live alone

11/12/2019 - 19:41 h

Health. The public health report for 2018 reflects an ageing population and a drop in teenage pregnancies and abortions.

The Jury meets to deliberate on the Barcelona Award to the Innovative Business in Reconciliation and Time 2019

Jury meets to deliberate on the Barcelona Award for the Innovative Company in Conciliation and Time 2019

05/12/2019 - 15:57 h

Conciliation and Time Award 2019. There have been 27 nominations. The announcement of the winners and the awarding of the prize will be in the Annual Conference of the NUST Network of Companies, which will be held during the first...

Ferran Ros, caregiver, and his mother, Dolors Cuevas

"If I get sick, who will take care of who I am taking care of?"

05/12/2019 - 13:51 h

Carers. Interview with Ferran Ros, who is member of the Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample Caregiver Group and takes care of his mother. He believes that one must keep in mind that at any time in life everyone needs to be taken care of.

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)


Exposició prorrogada fins el 5 de gener i s'organitza un cicle de visites (entrades limitades).

From 19/07/2019 to 05/01/2020
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
C Montalegre 5 (Ciutat Vella)

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