There is dedicated support for foreign residents from Benalmadena town hall, as available, to help direct to relevant services in English. The office is run from the Tourist Office on the main seafront on Benalmádena Costa.
The local town hall / council office is the normal gateway to Spanish social care or route for contacting Social Services’ team of support professionals. To access much of the social care or benefits, it is necessary to have been registered on Spanish town halls’ ‘padrón’ census registers for a minimum period of time; generally from one to five years in total depending on the type of support or benefit requested, although this can vary according to local policies.
Therefore, it is important that residents and their families think ahead and always register on their town ‘padrón’, and keep their details updated (see also Helpful Topics: Understanding the System on this website). (If a UK national resident is not registered on the ‘padrón’, in extreme cases some short-term emergency help may be available, but this is ad hoc, cannot be predicted and varies by municipality.)
|Phone||(0034) 952579800 (council switchboard/centralita). For tourism/foreign residents (Mon-Fri) (0034) 952442494|
|Full address||Benalmádena, Málaga|
|Languages||English spoken, Spanish spoken|
|Timetable||TOWN HALL OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY MORNINGS IN BENALMÁDENA PUEBLO (Avenida Juan Luis Peralta). Foreign Residents Department details: Monday- Friday: From 10:00 to 20:00 - Tourism Office in Bil Bil Castle, on the seafront (Avda. Antonio Machado 78,29631, Benalmádena Costa).|
|Type of organisation||Public|