In this section, we will be highlighting four of the specific areas covered by the social services system, namely gender equality (igualtat de gènere), children and teenagers, senior citizens and the disabled.

Social organisations offer economic, material and urgently required benefits to the entire population. Some of those organisations have centres where they attend to specific groups, sometimes on the basis of arrangements with the Catalan government whereby they receive funding from the authorities to make their resources available to people with a medium or low level of income.

The specialised services in question are part of a network of social resources which caters for the social needs of the population and carries out important work to prevent the exclusion of people affected by those needs.