Information on different aspects of Age Concern
If it weren’t for Age Concern‚ I wouldn’t be here. They have taken me to hospital and translated for me. I’ve only got to ring them – fantastic service.
David (partially sighted)
Age Concern has been very good. I’ve never been turned down when I’ve asked for help for my husband or myself.
Thank you so much for your prompt reply. Bringing Granny home to England has been on my mind and I appreciate the advice you have given.
Just to say thank you for your help. I am sure you make a lot of people feel they always have someone to talk to. Keep up the good work.
Age Concern España works to promote the well-being of all older people‚ helping to make life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience for everyone. We aim to secure a positive role in society for the older generation and provide direct services for those in need.
There are a significant number of older people living in Spain for whom English is their first or second language. Age Concern España is in a unique position to provide support to these people through its large network of English speaking volunteers. We are also committed to integration in Spain and are developing stronger links with Spanish organisations.
Age Concern was established in Spain in 1994 and developed from an organisation called O.A.S.I.S.‚ based in the Balearics. Initially known as Age Concern Spain (Baleares) it developed with the active support of Age Concern England.
Increasingly closer ties with like-minded organisations throughout Spain and the development of the organisation in the Spanish Islands led to the creation of Age Concern groups in Ibiza‚ Mallorca and Menorca and a nationwide Federation.
In 1998 this federation became known as Age Concern España and the number of local organisations within it continues to grow.
Age Concern España is a registered charitable organisation‚ made up of a national body and six local organisations governed by a Board of Directors. A dedicated team of volunteers are responsible for the governance and day-to-day running of the organisation.
Nationally‚ Age Concern provides a LIFELINE service covering all of Spain and support and advice for local groups. Locally‚ Age Concern provides a range of direct services for older people.
The number of local Age Concerns continues to increase as Age Concern España develops.
Age Concern España receives grants from the following main funders:
- Age Concern England
- Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
- SSAFA Forces Help
In addition to these grants‚ each local Age Concern raises its own funds and has some flexibility over the activities it undertakes‚ as long as it adheres to Spanish law and Age Concern España’s Statutes. Funds are received from various sources‚ including sales from our charity shops‚ donations from individuals and companies and from dedicated fundraising events. Age Concern España relies on these voluntary donations to fund its vital work.
Registered charity number: F-2089 - Registro Nacional
Registered address: Pasaje Sta. Catalina de Siena‚ 4-4°-5ª‚ Los Geranios‚ 07002 Palma de Mallorca‚ Spain