For residents on or near La Manga, Cartagena council has an office to help with comprehensive information on council services and advice located in the La Manga shared authority office (Consorcio La Manga).
The La Manga area of the Mar Menor covers two council areas: Cartagena council is responsible for the area for the stretch from the La Manga Resort and Cabo de Palos towards Playa Calnegre and Cala del Pino. Beyond that the rest of the stretch is part of San Javier council, which also has some staff based in the La Manga authority office but with different phone details. See also the separate entry on this directory for San Javier council.
The local town hall / council office is the gateway for contacting Social Services’ team of support professionals in Spain and to access their services. This is also the route for applying for Spanish statutory social care. For some benefits and much of the social care available, 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 has not been 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) 968128800 (La Manga (0034) 968564951)|
|See website / Consulte la página web|
|Full address||Ayuntamiento, Calle San Miguel 8, 30201, Cartagena, Murcia. La Manga office: Edificio Stella Maris, Gran Vía de la Manga, Km 1, 4, 30380 La Manga|
|Languages||Some English spoken (on request), Spanish spoken|
|Timetable||09:00 to 14:00 (Mon-Fri).|
|Type of organisation||Public|