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Coverage area and additional information

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.)

Contact information
Phone (0034) 977456000. Tourism: (0034) 977456477
Email [email protected]
Full address AJUNTAMENT, Carrer Sant Joan 55, 43860 L'Ametlla de Mar, Tarragona - TOURIST OFFICE Avda. Amistad s/n, 43860
Languages Some English spoken (on request), Spanish & Catalan spoken
Timetable Tourism: 09:30 to 14:00 & 17:00 to 19:00 Mon-Fri. Saturdays and Sundays; 10:00 a 13:00
Type of organisation Public

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