Help from the Spanish authorities
Depending on your circumstances and your condition, as a UK national resident in Spain you may be able to access medical or social care services at home via your local-town-hall-based social service/social care coordinators.
Except in very urgent circumstances, it may take some time for your need to be assessed and any support you are entitled to provided. It is therefore important to start this process as soon as possible.
Those entitled to be assessed by local-town-hall-based social workers are evaluated under national dependency legislation (Ley de Dependencia). If you qualify, an appointment will be made for a trained assessor to visit you and assess your needs and what support or services you may be entitled to.
To find out if you qualify to be seen by Spanish statutory social care services in this way or if you wish to arrange an appointment with social workers at your local town hall, please click here. For support from Spanish authorities you normally need to be on the local town hall ‘padrón’ (census roll).
Help from British government benefits
Depending on your personal circumstances and if you have links to the British social security system, (for example through a pension or you (or your spouse) have worked in the UK and paid National Insurance contributions), you may be entitled to benefits to help towards paying for care, even if you live full-time in Spain. Please click here for more information.
Help from voluntary organisations and other groups
Several different charities, voluntary organisations or other support groups can offer advice on securing long-term nursing care, for example by helping contact Spanish social services, by assisting you in accessing British government benefits or suggesting ways to find private care support.
Please click on the link below for more information on the organisations that may be able to help.
(Note: if you enter the town or village where you live on the search results, the list will filter only the organisations that cover your area).
Search for organisations who offer advice and support on how to find post-hospital or post-treatment care at home.
This website does not list private companies offering care although many are available.