Supportinspain.info is an independent, not-for-profit website created by the University of Birmingham with the support of the British Consulates in the south of Spain (Andalucía and the Canary Islands). It is aimed at British nationals resident in Spain over 50 and others who may need extra advice or help.
The website provides details of official Spanish government and non-government organisations in Spain as well as many others in the voluntary sector run by local residents.
It is designed to help you quickly find a brief description of the services offered and contact details to support you, or a friend or relative, on a wide range of common issues. These include healthcare, financial matters, emergency advice, social care and much more.
Currently the information covers the Costa del Sol, inland Malaga province, Almería province and the Canary Islands in detail, although there is also limited general information on national organisations covering other areas. In Spring 2020 it is expected to be extended to include the Balearic Islands in detail. Private organisations and companies are not listed.
The project has been part funded by The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Research shows that there is a need for better information
Research by the School of Social Policy of the University of Birmingham on British nationals over 50 living in Spain has shown that there is a general need for better information on the type of support available to help people get the best out of living in Spain as they reach old age and to avoid some residents becoming vulnerable or falling into social exclusion.
In English and Spanish and by local area
The website is published in Spanish as well as English to help everybody who works with or who is friends with British nationals to access relevant advice and contact details.
It also allows you to search by the area you live (local town hall area) so that users see information that is most relevant to them. Some organisations may not have an address in your local area but will cover your local area, and so we list those too.
We have listed organisations only where they have a public website or social media page and/or if they have an office, regular meetings or regularly update their information for the public.
Many organisations are voluntary and rely on donations of money or time to offer the services they can and may not be available to contact all the time.
You can send comments and suggestions, plus ideas for updates to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Disclaimer: All information on the website is sourced from publicly available data and/or in collaboration with the organisations featured. Information has been regularly checked for accuracy in good faith, however we cannot be responsible for errors or changes and we advise users to reconfirm details with organisations before committing to use a service. The University of Birmingham, the British Consulate Malaga (incl. the Vice Consulates in the Canaries), their suppliers who are involved in this website or any organisation listed on this website cannot be responsible for any action that results from use of information on this site.