THE British Consulate in Alicante and the Pension Benefit and Healthcare team are holding a special evening ‘Consulate in the Community’ event in Torrevieja.
It will take place on the evening of Thursday Sept 8 and aims to address questions and concerns around healthcare and welfare for residents across the Costa Blanca South, the British Consulate said.
Given that in Torrevieja and the surrounding areas there are more than 50,000 British nationals on the padron (municipal register), the Consulate knows that it is important to ensure that everyone receives the information they need and get extra support if necessary.
The event will be divided into two sections; the first is a “well-fayre”, whereby you will be able to get information from local authorities and different charities that will each have a stand. Uniquely, the Town Hall social services and Diputación in Alicante will be there and available to talk to people individually. Representatives of local English speaking charities will also be present – for example HELP, MABS, Age Concern, RBL and many more. The Consulate and Pension Benefit and Healthcare Teams will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have.
The second part of the event consists of a presentation given by the Consul in Alicante and the Pension Benefit and Healthcare team to focus on access to healthcare and welfare issues in Spain followed by a short open question and answer session.
British Consul Paul Rodwell said “Learning from customer feedback we have created a new dimension to our outreach events that will give British nationals the opportunity to get a wider variety of information from the experts. This means that on this occasion they will be able to talk to representatives of social services and the healthcare authorities from Spain. This is in addition to being able to speak to the Consular team and other English speaking support organisations.”
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Anyone wishing to attend can book a place by visiting www.ukinspain.fco.gov.uk and completing the appropriate online registration form. If you are having problems using the online booking form, you can reserve your place by calling 902 10 93 56.