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Vincles BCN

The digital platform for breaking down the social isolation that elderly people can experience


This is a project launched by the City Council's Area of Quality of Life, Equality and Sport that aims to provide care for elderly people who feel alone through a social support network they can access using a touchscreen tablet. The network includes family, friends and everyone working in healthcare and social services.

The digital platform helps users to get in touch with a circle of people they trust and a network of carers and


What is achieved with Vincles BCN?

  • 1

    People suffering from isolation feel supported and more secure through a social network, so improving their health and quality of life.

  • 2

    Family members, friends and the community find a flexible way of contributing towards the care of people in need, within the limitations of time and distance.

  • 3

    Professionals can reduce the pressure and burden they bear while improving their service delivery.

  • 4

    Barcelona is becoming a more socially cohesive city, by reducing the risk of isolation of the people who live in it.




professionals, to improve their quality of life, security and independence. It combines the care and affection of family, friends and neighbours with an opportunity to contact professionals with queries about social services and health matters. All the members within the circle of trust can respond to a user's needs and alerts, as well as communicate with each other, so they feel supported. That increases their feeling of security and wellbeing.


¿Cuáles son los principales usuarios?

  • 1

    People over the age of 75.

  • 2

    People over the age of 65 who live alone.

  • 3

    People who feel alone and are referred by social services or healthcare professionals.

  • 4

    People who are dependent on others.

  • 5

    People with chronic illnesses.