HELP Vega Baja
HELP Vega Baja is a registered charity assisting people of all ages with a range of problems within the Vega Baja area (southern Costa Blanca) from La Marina to Pilar de la Horadada. This includes Torrevieja, Orihuela, Orihuela Costa, Quesada and surrounding areas.
The group has an advice and information centre at San Miguel de Salinas (inland between Torrevieja and Quesada). This also includes a charity shop and a hire centre for mobility equipment. The group supplies a wide range of information and/or advice in English on welfare support in Spain to members and non-members alike. Typical enquiries include questions on residence, health care, benefit entitlement, driving, bereavement, wills, burglaries and much more. If the answer to a problem is not known immediately, every effort is made to obtain the appropriate information.
(There are also regular, informative visits to the La Marina Urbanización organised with the local authority there.)
There is a team of welfare officers who are able to offer emotional support and practical advice and assistance. They also organise regular friendship meetings at different places in the area to bring people together.
The charity operates a hospital visiting team at the Vega Baja Hospital, near Orihuela and the Torrevieja hospital in Los Balcones upon request from the patient, relative or carer.
The group operates a hire service for orthopaedic equipment at low cost to the public and reduced fees for members.
More volunteer support of time and/or donations is always welcome.
The website for HELP Vega Baja provides comprehensive information on the group and information on local support.