2022 SOCIAL COMMITMENT

Guttmann Barcelona Life apartments

Guttmann Barcelona Life

Ciutats i Comunitats Sostenibles

Guttmann Barcelona Life is a social facility consisting of a group of fully adapted and automated apartments that offer a complementary portfolio of personal and support services to facilitate personal autonomy and the independent living model.
This is an initiative of the Institut Guttmann designed to promote the autonomy and quality of life of people with disabilities so they can have an active, inclusive independent lifestyle and live their life in their own way.

Guttmann Barcelona Life currently has 26 apartments. During 2022, a total of 67 users enjoyed this service, representing an average occupancy of 64.05%.

We should highlight the significant impact of the international situation with the war between Russia and Ukraine on the occupancy of the Guttmann Barcelona Life apartments, which has significantly affected the arrival of users from countries to the east.

  • Guttmann Barcelona Life is part of the study “Infraestructuras para una vida independiente: una investigación participative para repensar la vivienda, cuidados y comunidad en tiempos de pandemia” (“Infrastructures for independent living: participatory research to rethink housing, care and community in times of pandemic”) carried out by the CareNet (UOC) research group in collaboration with the Institut Guttmann Foundation, the Catalan Down Syndrome Foundation and Cohousing Senior Car 70 and which is included in Barcelona City Council’s programme: “Plan de Barcelona Ciencia. Premios de investigación científica a retos urbanos en la ciudad de Barcelona.” The results of the study were presented during 2022, placing a value on spaces such as the GBL apartments to live an independent lifestyle.