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 from La Marina to Pilar de la Horadada. This includes Torrevieja, Orihuela, Orihuela Costa, Quesada and surrounding areas.
The group has a centre at San Miguel de Salinas which includes a charity shop and a hire centre for mobility equipment. They also have a part-time helpdesk in the La Marina urbanizacion. Each of these supplies a wide range of information and advice to members and non-members alike. Typical enquiries include questions on residence, health care, 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.
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. (Hospital visiting temporarily suspended during the Covid restrictions).
They provide a welfare officer who is able to offer advice and assistance. They also organise regular friendship groups in Orihuela Costa and in La Marina to bring people together, when not in Covid restrictions.
The group operates a hire service for orthopaedic equipment at low cost to the public and reduced fees for members.
Events are held throughout the year to raise funds in order to support those in need. This includes other charities and those unfortunate enough to find themselves facing financial difficulties. Volunteers are always welcome.
The website for HELP Vega Baja provides comprehensive information on the group and information on local support. HELP Vega Baja is also part of the CARE group – regular meetings of the local support associations and local authorities in the Vega Baja area to coordinate efforts and share experiences.
In normal times, outside Covid restrictions, the group runs a Befriending and a Friendship service. See the website for latest operating details.
|Phone||(0034) 966723733 or Whats App only: (0034) 634313325|
|Full address||SAN MIGUEL CENTRE: Calle Lope de Vega 46, 03193 San Miguel de Salinas, Alicante. LA MARINA URB. HELPDESK: Avda Justo Antonio Quesada, La Marina Alicante|
|Languages||English spoken, Spanish spoken|
|Timetable||During Covid restrictions: San Miguel centre opens only on Wednesday from 10:00 - 13:30. See changes in opening times on their website. Phone lines are operating as normal. La Marina office is temporarily closed|
|Type of organisation||Charity / Support Group|