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.



Extension of the Paternity Leave

15/01/2020 - 13:05 h

Paternity. On the 1rst of March 2019 the Council of Ministers approved to extend the duration of paternity leave progressively until 2021.

Marc Cadafalch, training coordinator and head of consulting projects at the Pere Tarrés Foundation

"Caregivers need meeting spaces so they don't feel lonely"

10/01/2020 - 13:34 h

Formation. Interview with Marc Cadafalch, training coordinator of Pere Tarrés Foundation. The organization has been providing training for non-professional carers for 10 years.

Caring through lands

Women who care in two lands

30/12/2019 - 11:11 h

Chain of care. Interview with the creators of the webdocumental 'Caring between lands'. A transnational and urbanized phenomenon, which demonstrates the tension between the needs of people and the needs of markets to accumulate...

Proximity and quality for the new Home Help Service

19/12/2019 - 17:42 h

Social services. Improvements for workers and the implementation of care superblocks are the key features of the new SAD contract.

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 31/12/2020
Casal de Barri Can Portabella
C Virgili 18 (Sant Andreu)

Assessorament per a famílies que sol·liciten informació sobre la contractació d'una treballadora de la llar i les cures

From 08/01/2020 to 29/01/2020
Espai Barcelona Cuida
Av Marquès de l'Argentera 22 (Ciutat Vella)

Taller d'autoestima 'Dirigit a dones'

From 16/01/2020 to 26/03/2020
Centre Cívic Casa del Rellotge
Pg Zona Franca 116 (Sants-Montjuïc)

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