The Regional Government of Catalonia, based in Barcelona, is the collegiate body that heads the political, executive and administrative powers of the region of Catalonia, Spain.

Areas of Intervention

  • Children and young people
  • Children at risk of social exclusion
  • Homeless
  • Older people 
  • People with addiction
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Social justice
  • People who are socially vulnerable
  • People in situations of difficulty or precarity
  • Victims of domestic abuse
  • Gender equality
  • Counteracting and supporting victims of gender-based violence
  • Migrants
  • Social Integration
  • Beneficiaries of minimum income
  • Poverty and social inclusion
  • Recipients of care
  • Foster care and adoptions
  • Unaccompanied immigrant minors
  • Personal autonomy
  • Accessibility
  • Community action and volunteering
  • Civicism and promotion of values
  • Families
  • Housing policies

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Providing social services
  • Transformation of care models
  • Integration of technological tools
  • Issuing of guidelines and policies for the district’s councils
  • Capacity building and training
  • Training of social welfare workforce
  • Conducting inspections
  • Management of public nursing homes and day centres for older people
  • Home care services for older and dependent people
  • Residential services for victims of gender-based violence
  • Socio-educational services for children at risk of social exclusion
  • Specialised intervention services as meeting points for children, victims of violence, and their families
  • Child protection
  • Telecare
  • Emotional support groups for family caregivers
  • Programs for the prevention of addictions in young people
  • Assistance in cases of energy poverty
  • Financial support
  • Fostering cooperation with non-governmental organisations and the promotion of social volunteering
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Strategic Plans should promote social inclusion and social services quality

Meritxell Benedi tells us how Catalonia's Government is currently adopting a new Strategic Plan for Social Services for 2021-2024 that will function as the roadmap for the Catalan Social Services.

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