Directory of Useful Organisations

Barcelona Meal Centres & Shower facilities

There are a variety of public, voluntary and private facilities in Barcelona available for those who need support during the day with meals, shower facilities and somebody to talk to or help. Two updated directories can provide lists, although these are in Spanish or Catalan. One is from the Arrels Foundation: on this link scroll to the bottom and click on different types of services . Or on this link from the Sant Egidio religious charity  For other help on welfare needs for homeless or food see our entries in this directory for Arrels or Barcelona Social Services.


Normally if you are homeless or in need, a centre will help you for a few days, but after that point you will most likely need to meet with a Social Worker from the council to identify a plan for your needs. Public facilities will normally let you visit for up to 3 days in a year without having first had an appointment with Social Services to assess your needs.

Contact information
Languages Some English spoken (on request), Spanish & Catalan spoken
Type of organisation Charity / Support Group

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