Who are we?
Age in Spain – the first national charity in Spain to be dedicated to the welfare of English-speaking older people - aims to empower older people to lead fuller lives in their adopted country. We provide support and access to services to meet changing needs and circumstances, enabling people to help themselves, integrate into local society and to access available support if needed.
We are a small, independent organisation with a network of volunteers throughout the mainland, the Canary Islands, and the Balearic Islands.
We have been providing support and services to older people since the 1980s – first as OASIS (Overseas Assistance and Support in Spain), as Age Concern España, then as ACASA (Age Concern Acción Social y Asistencial), rebranding in 2016 as Age in Spain.
You can find more about our story below.
What do we do?
We are active in several ways:
We provide English speakers with information about all aspects of life in Spain so that they can make informed choices, understand what they may be entitled to, know how to comply with local legislation and integrate into their chosen communities.
Health, care, and wellbeing
We tackle loneliness, help people become actively engaged in Spanish life, and support people to live independently for longer. We advise on health and social care provision so people can access services and make choices about their later life in Spain
Campaigns, research, and policy development
We run awareness-raising campaigns and conduct research to make life better today and tomorrow. We work with other organisations in Spain and internationally to share best practice, ensure that the voices of older people are heard, and improve social cohesion and the contribution of older people in society.
Find out how we help here.
We are dependent on public support. You can help us in our work by donating here.
We are grateful to
the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office for their grant support of the Age in Spain Residency Project
the Soldiers Charity, Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund on whose behalf we assist UK armed forces veterans and their families in Spain
and companies which provide services to English speakers in Spain that aid their integration.
Our current supporter organisations are below.
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