Online support for expats

British Consulate website for over 50s gets thumbs up from Axarquía voluntary groups

British Consul Charmaine Arbouin presenting the website at the Axarquía hospital last week (Photo: R. Blanco)

THE team behind the new Support in Spain website, providing information to UK nationals over 50 who are resident on the Costa, has told Costa del Sol News that it is delighted with the response so far in the Axarquía area following its launch there last week.

The website (, a joint project by the British Consulate in Malaga and the University of Birmingham, was rolled out last week in the Axarquía following similar launches on the western Costa and in Malaga city. It aims to provide a support tool for UK residents on the Costa del Sol who may be at risk of vulnerability and social exclusion in older age and includes a database of voluntary and public organisations and a list of helpful questions and answers.

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