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Age in Spain: Upcoming residency events for Brits in Catalonia

The NGO will be at various locations throughout April to help UK Nationals with questions about their legal status in Spain

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31 March 2021 01:51 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Age in Spain is a non-profit charity organization based in Mallorca with a huge presence across Catalonia. They provide free English-language services and support, especially for older people, ensuring that English speakers can be well informed on their rights and the benefits they are entitled to. 

Since the UK left the EU officially after Brexit, much of the assistance they offer nowadays is based around residency rights for UK nationals. 

Their Catalonia coordinator, Bradley De Abreu, told Catalan News that “there's lots of information out there about residency in Spain, and there's lots of misinformation out there as well. So what we've tried to do, as an organization, is take information from official sources.”

This April, Brits in Catalonia are invited to attend pop-up events put on by Age in Spain and come forward with their questions or issues surrounding their residency and legal status in Spain post-Brexit. 

You can find Age in Spain at:

 

Barcelona - 8 April, 5pm to 7pm

A Taste of Home Shop - Carrer de Roger de Llúria, 53

 

Barcelona - 9 April, 2pm to 4pm

A Taste of Home Shop - Carrer de Roger de Llúria, 24

 

Sitges - 13 April, 10am to 2pm

A Taste of Home Shop - Carrer de Sant Josep, 32

 

Lloret de Mar - 16 April, 10am to 4pm

BFI - Avenida America, 24

 

Móra d’Ebre - 23 April 10am to 3pm

Stop & Stop - Av. de les Comarques Catalanes, 69

 

For those unable to attend, there will be an online event taking place on Thursday April 1, 5pm to 6pm, in which, with the help of their regional coordinator, Brad De Abreu, they will talk about appointments, healthcare access, documents, and much more. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. The link for the event can be found here: https://fb.me/e/1gAkThVlw

Or find their residency helpline, which is available online: https://www.ageinspain.org/residency-helpline

Or by telephone: +34 932 2’ 97 41

Catalan News also did a Q&A with Brad de Abreu, asking the most common questions surrounding the post-Brexit residency for Brits in Catalonia - you can read the article or listen to the podcast. 

Social work

Age in Spain also works a lot with older people and vulnerable people, especially those who may not have support networks here.They offer a casework service in which they go to people’s homes and visit them, trying to link them with other organizations, such as befriending services, for example.

Support in Spain, run in collaboration with the British Embassy, is another similar organization to Age in Spain - it offers a service which enables people to specifically search for support networks in their local town or village. It hosts a list of English voluntary groups in Spain as well as the contact points for local Spanish authorities often unknown to British residents, especially useful in Catalonia where there are fewer charities of this kind active in the area.

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