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.


2nd edition of the Mentoring Program on Organization of Time and meeting of the NUST Network

NUST Network Motor Group meeting and reissue of the ILO Mentoring Program

07/11/2019 - 19:15 h

NUST Network and Mentoring. Meeting of the companies of the Motor Group of the NUST Network and 2nd edition of the Mentoring Program in Organization of Working Time.

Day of Caring People

Barcelona dignifies the work of caregivers on a special day

06/11/2019 - 12:09 h

Day of Caring People. In Barcelona, ​​activities have been organized around this day dedicated to recognizing, giving visibility and dignifying the work of the caregivers.

Celebrating the Day of Caring People

04/11/2019 - 13:29 h

Day of Caring People. Day dedicated to giving recognition, visibility and dignification of the work of the caregivers.

Exhibition 'Mujeres que sacan brillo' (Women who give shine)

Portraits of 'Women who give shine' at Casa Orlandai

31/10/2019 - 14:19 h

Exhibition cares. Migrant women who work at home are the center of the photographic exhibition that houses Casa Orlandai from November 5 to 23.

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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