Support in Spain

1891 is an independent, not-for-profit website from the University of Birmingham with the support of the British Consulate, Malaga. It is aimed at British nationals resident in Spain over 50 and others who may need extra advice or help.

The website provides details of official Spanish government and non-government organisations in Spain as well as many others in the voluntary sector run by local residents.

It is designed to help you quickly find a brief description of the services offered and contact details to support you, or a friend or relative, on a wide range of common issues. These include healthcare, financial matters, emergency advice, social care and much more.

Currently the information covers the Costa del Sol and inland Malaga province. Private organisations and companies are not listed.

The project has been part funded by The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Research shows that there is a need for better information

Research by the School of Social Policy of the University of Birmingham on British nationals over 50 living in Spain has shown that there is a general need for better information on the type of support available to help people get the best out of living in Spain as they reach old age and to avoid some residents becoming vulnerable or falling into social exclusion.

In English and Spanish and by local area

The website is published in Spanish as well as English to help everybody who works with or who is friends with British nationals to access relevant advice and contact details.

It also allows you to search by the area you live (local town hall area) so that users see information that is most relevant to them.

We have listed organisations only where they have a public website or social media page and/or if they have an office, regular meetings or regularly update their information for the public.

Many organisations are voluntary and rely on donations of money or time to offer the services they can and may not be available to contact all the time.

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