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 statutory social care. To apply for statutory social care a UK national must normally have been resident in Spain for 5 years in total and continuously for the last two years. This is why it is important that residents, and their families, think ahead and register residency. (If a UK national resident is not registered on the “padrón” in extreme cases some short-term emergency help may be available, but is ad hoc, cannot be predicted and varies by municipality).
(0034) 952579800 (council switchboard/centralita). For tourism/foreign residents (Mon-Fri) (0034) 952442494
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).