A major national charity offering support for cancer patients and their friends and family, closely associating with local health authorities and who also have a presence in most hospitals with cancer patients. Services in Barcelona city include companionship and visiting help, practical, social and psychological support, and physiotherapy. Services are generally in Spanish and/or Catalan, however English speakers can sometimes be found to assist in certain cases, especially written questions, and if you have the assistance of a Spanish speaker to translate, more extensive support can be given. Outside Barcelona city there are four area centres focussing on social, practical and psychological support -In Vilanova i Geltrú for the Garraf/Sitges area as well; in Mataró for the Maresme east coast area and two more area centres in Igualada and Granollers. (In addition several main towns around Barcelona have a local branch, usually focusing on fundraising and information provision; see the searchable map on the Aecc website).
|Phone||24/7 helpline for all Spain: atencion por todo España (0034) 900100036. Barcelona central number: (0034) 932002099 / Vilanova centre: (0034) 938115100 / Mataró (Maresme) centre: (0034) 930129383|
|Full address||BARCELONA BASE: Travessera de les Corts, 268 08014 Barcelona; VILANOVA i GELTRÚ (west of Barcelona): C/ Pare Garí, 91 08800 – Vilanova i la Geltrú Barcelona; MARESME (east coast of Barcelona): C/Onofre Arnau, 13-15 08301 - Mataró, Barcelona|
|Languages||Spanish & Catalan spoken|
|Timetable||Barcelona: Monday-Friday: 8:00 to 20:00. Other centres in Barcelona province will have shorter opening times. Contact them for details or call the main Barcelona or 24 hour numbers.|
|Type of organisation||Charity / Support Group|