When information alone is not enough to stay independent, we help.
If illness and isolation strike, even the most well-made plans might not work out. We help people who can no longer manage independently. We assess the client’s situation and give information about possible solutions, then help the client access the help they need.
In complex situations our trained volunteer caseworkers make a one-off visit to make the assessment. We use our specialist knowledge and expertise to link with Spanish and UK organisations to create sustainable support systems that improve the client's quality of life. Often, this support is sufficient to prevent crisis, help people regain their independence and make informed choices about their future.
For the most vulnerable people and at times of crisis, a small grant as part of a support package can be a lifeline. We cannot provide any money ourselves, we act as an agent for UK charities that help individuals in need. The charities ask us to assess clients on their behalf and where needed, manage any grant they award to ensure that it provides the help requested. We work with a wide range of UK charities that can help UK citizens who live in Spain.
"My mum died in January and after her funeral in March I felt very lost and alone and went into deep depression. I have no family or friends here in Spain and sought someone just to talk with. Thanks again for what you have done for me."
Can you help us?
If you are interested in becoming a caseworker, get in touch.
It is an ideal role if you can help from time to time without a regular commitment.
We match your availability, skills and experience to our volunteering positions
We provide training and support
We reimburse out of pocket expenses if you have to travel on our behalf
"My gratitude goes to you and your team and the UK charities for all your valuable help and support which is giving my father a quality of life."
"I am very grateful for all the help that the British Charities gave to my mother through Age in Spain as it would have been impossible to care for her with only my small pension during the last years of her life."