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.


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.

Provisional resolution of concession and denial of the general call for grants 2019

20/05/2019 - 11:39 h

Grant resolution. The provisional resolution of the general call for grants, activities and district and city services for the year 2019 has been published; among which are those corresponding to the field of Care Economy.

Published the study "Models of provision of care to people and support in the home"

17/05/2019 - 11:04 h

Study about cares. The document explores different models of intervention in the care economy with the aim of generating new models of intervention and approach that promote the dignity and sustainability of these services.

Barcelona launches a free APP to detect where sexist attacks and assaults occur

07/05/2019 - 12:20 h

Women and feminism. The BCN Antimasclista app is a free open-access tool for anybody living, working, studying or travelling in the city.

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)

Taller 'Grup de dones aprenem juntes'

From 07/01/2019 to 20/06/2019
Casal Ca l'Isidret
C Josep Pla 174 (Sant Martí)

Trobades 'Grup de creixement personal per a dones'

From 20/03/2019 to 19/06/2019
Punt d'Informació i Atenció a les Dones de Les Corts
Pl Comas 18 (Les Corts)

Recommended websites

Share this content