New Initiative to Support People in the Community

Emergency Contact Card

Knowing where you can turn for help is an important issue and one that many people, particularly expats face day after day. We at Help Vega Baja decided that we would do something to try to alleviate this problem and recently introduced an Emergency Contact Card ( in both English and Spanish )  providing valuable information of where support may be available.  This full-page card comes already folded to the size of a credit card and therefore fits very easily into a purse or gents wallet.

On one side of the card details of charities  are listed together with other useful telephone numbers, including hospitals, police etc. On the reverse, there is
space for the holder to put as much personal information as they wish. There are boxes for medical conditions, contact information in the event of an accident, allergies, medication and much more - even details of any pets that may be at home alone! 
 The card is aimed to provide, for example, emergency services details should the holder be taken to A & E and unable to communicate. We have gained permission to have the cards available at GP surgeries in the area, chemists, town halls and many other outlets have already started to take them in to offer to clients. Certain areas of the police are now aware of the leaflets including the N332 group who have also kindly agreed to circulate them in their talks around the area. We also aim to speak shortly with the ambulance service, again to raise awareness.  This way we can ensure that we have the best chance of people knowing about the card should someone be involved in an accodent or perhaps simply found wandering the streets.

The leaflets are available from the Charitys San Miguel Centreif you would like to come along to collectone, or if you would like to take a supply to distribute to perhaps a group that you are involved with.

The most important thing is for people to ensure they fill them in.They will only be of help if you fill in the details and carry it with you at all times. There is a copy available on this website that can be printed off plus details of the outlets that have them in stock. If you are interested in having a supply please call us .

Outlets where you can collect your card:


Route 66   Benejofar

Manhattan    CaboRoig

Chiefs     La Marina

Jilly's Bar    Torrevieja

Glens Den   Campoverde

The Pub    La Marina

Sams Bar   La Marina

Glens Bar    San Luis

Coffe del Mar    Playa  Flamenca

The Queen Victoria Pub   Cabo Roig

News 4u   La Marina

The Angel Sports Bar  La Marina

The Loung   La Marina

The Hogs Head   La Marina

The Winchester    Villsmartin

Final Whistle    La Marina

Mulberrys  La Marina

Twilights Bar   La Marina

Frikadellen Bar    Cuidad Quesada

Johnsons Supermarket   La Marina

Edinas  Bar    Doña Pepa

Little Don Carlos    El Raso

Spice Hut   Cuidad Quesada

The Big Eat Cafe  La Marina

La Marina Spots Complex

Woodstock Bar   La Marina

Yorkshire  Linen   La Marina

The watering Hole   Benjofar

Playa  1      La Marina

Bus stop   La Marina

Diamond Flores    Cuidad   Quesada

Quesdad  Fish and Chips    Cuidad  Quesada

Halfway House   Cuidad Quesada

Harrys Bar   Cuidad Quesada

Jollys Bar  Cuidad Quesada

The old 9th Bar    Rojales

El Pirata Bar     Rojales




  • Membership

    For 40 years HELP Vega Baja has worked hard to support those people who have chosen to live or visit Spain.

    In recognition of those who continue to support the association in this work, the committee has developed a number of benefits specifically for its members and becoming a member or renewing an existing membership could not be simpler! The cost of an annual membership is just €10.

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  • Donating to Help Vega Baja

    Your gift can really make a difference!

    HELP Vega Baja relies upon donations to enable us to provide information, advice, and practical support to people within our community, often at times of crisis in their lives. No matter what the problem is, we always do what we can to support them, as we have for over 40 years.

    ​​Your donation, whether a single or regular payment can make a huge difference and allows us to not only support people in emergency situations but also provide other services throughout the year such as support groups and friendship centres that can change the lives of people who would otherwise not have anywhere or anyone to turn to. Please help us to continue helping others.

    Donate using Paypal  

    It's easy to donate to HELP Vega Baja using Paypal.

    Simply use the link at the side to  send a one off or monthly donation.

    Donate via bank transfer

    HELP Vega Baja bank details:


    San Miguel de Salinas

    A/C Number: ES63 2038 3199 24 6000199887


    Registered Charity Number: CV-04-047761-A

    Contact Details: + 34 966 723 733 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • Why not become a Volunteer

    The main areas where Volunteers are used are as follows;

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    AID FOR SMEs, EMPLOYEES AND THE SELF-EMPLOYED From Monday, February 22 to Friday, March 12, the period for requesting aid from the “Plan Resistir” will be open, with an allocation of € 3,457,657. We have created the website https://www.ahoratorrevieja.es in which you will find all the available aids and the documentation to present. An information and citizen service office has been set up in the La Plasa building at the corner of Joaquín Chapaprieta street, to attend to all doubts and needs and to inform about existing aid. Telephone service will also be available (96 507 43 10) from 09:00 to 13:00, and the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    A new law has been passed that will allow some people access to a mortgage holiday of up to 9 months. Full details are available from the Government website (use Google Translate to get an idea of the text if required). https://www.mscbs.gob.es/ssi/covid19/hipotecas/home.htm


    The DOGV publishes details of the direct aid of the GVA Laboral to support companies and the self employed

    This link explains how to claim for the new payouts  http://bit.ly/3arYIrO.

    The aid amounts to 600 euros in the case of full-time contracts and 300 euros in the case of part-time contracts for each worker registered with a labor contract (with a limit of 12,000 euros for each account of contribution of the company or self-employed person that belongs to the supported sectors). For self-employed persons without workers in their charge, the aid will amount to 600 euros.

    The deadline to apply for the grants will begin at 9 a.m. on February 4, 2021 and will end at 11:59 p.m. on February 17, 2021.

    In order to meet the requests, the applications will be dealt with in two phases. The first one, which must be accessed through the website and  It will only be necessary to identify yourself (CIF of the company and NIF or NIE of the self-employed person) and give contact information (address email, contact phone number).

    With this information, a record will be created and the system will inform the user of the date and time slot assigned to carry out the second part of the procedure , which will be the presentation of the application. In this phase, it is necessary to have an electronic signature.

    ERTE extended until May 31st 2021

    The Government agree to extend the #ERTE (Furlough scheme in Spain) until May 31st. This is the third extension reached by consensus to provide protection to workers and companies facing the exceptional circumstances that are occurring due to the pandemic.

    The flexibility of the current model is maintained and processing is simplified.

    In addition, the Executive has also reached an agreement with the main associations involved with those that are self-employed. The objective is to guarantee until May 31st the aid in place, to alleviate the effects of #COVID19.

    The agreement involves the extension of current benefits, with slight modifications

    More information on the extension of the ERTE: https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/.../2021/190121-erte.aspx

    More details about the agreement for those self-employed: https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/.../2021/190121-autonomos.aspx

    SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/271484039577944/posts/3851935921532720/?d=n




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