The Spanish Red Cross (Cruz Roja Española) provides a wide range of welfare and emergency support from food aid, mobility care, teleassistance (personal alarms), home visits and counselling or advice. Extent of projects varies by area and local districts are supported by provincial-wide projects. The Red Cross usually works closely with local councils and their Social Services departments.
To contact this local branch of the Red Cross (Cruz Roja) either call directly the number listed for attention in Spanish or, alternatively, call the provincial head office in Alicante on (0034) 965254141 where there is the possibility of requesting to be helped in English.
For information on the good-value English speaking personal alarm (teleasistencia) service operated nationally in Spain by the Red Cross/Cruz Roja, call English-speaking staff on (0034) 678501586 (mornings, Monday to Friday) for residents of Alicante Province (incl. Costa Blanca) only. Alternatively, the national helpline for information on the personal alarm service is: (0034) 900 906 592. See also our Helpful Topic on this subject or contact your local Red Cross branch.