People who are caring for relatives or people who are close to them

In Barcelona, one out of every four people cares for another person in their circle of family and friends. 90% of health-related care activities are provided by the family, and nine out of every ten hours of care for people over the age of 65 are provided by relatives or people in their social networks.

Therefore, we are targeting people who, in a non-professional but continual and private capacity, look after another person they are related to.

We know that the responsibility and dedication required to provide continual care for someone can be physically and emotionally exhausting, and can have a huge impact on the life of the main carer.

Professional career in the home

In Barcelona, there are over 55,000 people registered with the Social Security as “home workers”. This figure, however, does not include all the people who do home-related tasks and provide care for senior citizens or children in an informal way, with flexible working hours and very insecure working conditions.

We are targeting the people who do paid work in households, regardless of the number of hours they work per week, the employment relationship or the administrative situation.

Social services, community and health professionals

Social services, community centre and health sector staff and teams are the principal group of people providing direct support for the people receiving care, the families providing care and people working in the sector.

We are targeting people and teams from the following areas:

  • Basic social services
  • Primary health care
  • Residential care services
  • Hospitals and internal healthcare network
  • Education, especially in early childhood
  • Local stakeholders and community networks

Organisations

The organisations, associations and groups in the area of care provide a full range of resources, networks and relations that are an essential support for families providing care and the people receiving care.

We are targeting professionals, teams and volunteers in the following areas:

  • Organisations providing support for families and carers
  • Nursery schools
  • Organisations providing support for senior citizens
  • Organisations and groups providing home workers

People who want to plan their care

There is a moment in people's lives when their ability to look after themselves becomes limited and they need more care. We are targeting people who want to plan their current and future care:

  • People in a situation of dependence or disability due to a lack of physical, mental, intellectual or sensory self-sufficiency, or those with an illness, who require the care of one or more persons.
  • Senior citizens who need support

All of us need to receive care at certain times in our lives and eight out of every ten people will be main carers at some time in their lives, which is why we are also targeting the general public, in order to raise social awareness of care and the capacity for care and self-help in the population as a whole.

 

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