Spain is a typical example for a familist welfare regime, where state engagement in the PHS sector is aimed at supporting the individual and the family at the same time. Thus, the implementation of the law on dependency and the establishment of publicly financed domestic support services at the local government level go along with informal and family care arrangements supported by state allowances and tax benefits.

Although the various internal autonomy levels granted to sub-national governments throughout the territory imply that the different options are not always equally accessible, the overall system contains the possibility of choice.

List of PHS Stakeholders


Grupo SSI


Union general de trabajadores

Asociación Española de Servicios Personales y Domésticos (AESPD)

Unión de Profesionales y Trabajadores Autónomos - UPTA

COCETA Confederación Española de Cooperativas de Trabajo Asociado


Contact Reference: EFFE, Aude Boisseuil - General Delegate EFFE