The website is divided into two sections.

  • A list of useful topics to help guide you to the right advice and organisations
  • A directory of useful organisations that can be searched by type of support and also narrowed to your local area

Search helpful topics

We currently have advice on over fifty topics that British nationals who are over 50 commonly need extra help and support on in Spain. Scroll down the list and consult the ones that most interest you. In some cases you may be directed to other external websites which could have more up-to-date or detailed information.

You may also be directed back to the directory for local or national organisations that can help on the particular subject you are reading about.

Search the directory

There are currently over 1000 different addresses and contact details for organisations that provide support across the areas of Spain where most British people live, including Costa del Sol and Malaga province, Almeria province, Canaries, Balearics, coastal Catalonia, Costa Blanca, Murica/Costa Calida and southern Valencia province.

We also hold some information on organsations operating nationally for those people who don not live in the areas of Spain where most British people live*.

You can search by type of support and also local town or village (town hall area).

Support required: In the search box scroll down the list of categories and add the one (or ones) that most interests you.

You can also leave this field blank if you wish.

Find who covers your area: We recommend you add in the place(s) where you live to see just organisations which cover your area, even if they are actually located in other nearby towns. Search just for the town or village where you are. This keeps your search relevant to your area as Spain is a big place.

Important note: you must search for the district council area where you are. For example, if you live in Calahonda, which is run by Mijas Council, you should search Mijas, or if you live in Playa de las Amerícas you should search under Adeje or Arona.

*If you live outside our main coverage area (Costa del Sol area, inland Malaga province, Almeria province, Canaries, Balearics, coastal Catalonia, Costa Blanca, Murica/Costa Calida and south Valencia province) you also can enter a province name instead of a town to see any suggestions of generic, national organisations or help services covering your area as well.

You can also search the directory by keyword and name of organisation instead.

Click on each organisation that comes up on you search result for more information. You will see a general description and at the end contact details. Many organisations are charities and rely on the work of volunteers so their response time when you contact them may vary.

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