HELP DONATES 1000 EUROS TO FOOD BANK

Help Benidorm has donated 100 euros in two payments to Benidorm’s British Business Association’s Food Bank. If you would like to donate to this cause please contact the BBBA on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/benidormbba/

If you have no money and need food please call them on 640711873 or 603235744.

Their are other forms of aid from the local councils and a scheme for housing aid organised by Generalitat Valenciana. It would be hoped that these aids plus ERTE would mean only people in irregular situations will need to apply to the food bank as they have limited funds and everything they receive goes out to buying food for hungry families.

BENIDORM COUNCIL AID SCHEME 200 EUROS A MONTH FOR 3 MONTHS FOR PEOPLE IN FINANCIAL HARDSHIP DUE TO CRISIS

Benidorm council is launching a scheme to give people and families who have lost income due to the crisis  a minimum of 200 euros a month for the next three months, This is increased for every member of the family by 50 euros. It is available to people who have been on the Benidorm padron for at least a year and have income less than 1,075 per month for a single person, increased for every extra family member by 0.2 and the income limit is double if their is a disabled person in the household.
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Fill in the  application and  bank details form found  at https://benidorm.org/es/ayudas-familia and email them with copies/photos of passport and NIE residencia (both sides) OF ALL FAMILY MEMBERS to ayudasfamilia@benidorm.org or you can take them to the town hall or its sub-offices between 8am and 3pm.

The forms should be filled in in Spanish. It is best to write nothing in English as they may be rejected. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader or Docuhub you can fill in the form by downloading and saving them and use the edit facility to fill and sign.

For people who are not empadronado including people who have not taken out residencia and may be on cash in hand short term work their only option is foodbanks.

Help has supported the Benidorm’s British Business Associations food bank. They inform us that their flow of donations is starting to dry up so if anyone would like to donate to them please visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/benidormbba/

Emergency Medical Facilities during Crisis Benidorm

Benidorm Health Centres         to be attended in English Call 112

Urgencias   Emergencies 24 hour.

 C/ Venezuela 12.                     Tel. 96 585 26 83    Foietes Poniente

 Av. Juan Fuster Zaragoza, 1. Tel. 96 586 60 46     Rincon Levante

  Health Centres for Non-Residents

C/ Tomás Ortuño, 69.             Tel. 96 687 89 00      Old Town

 Av. Juan Fuster Zaragoza, 1. Tel: 96 586 60 46      Rincon Levante

 C/ Venezuela 12.                    Tel: 96 687 05 00      Foietes Poniente

      Health Centres for Residents

 Av. Ametlla de Mar, 11. Tel: 96 680 20 16               Rincon Levante

 Av. Benissa 4              . Tel: 96 687 04 00                La Cala

 C/ Tomás Ortuño, 69.   Tel: 96 687 89 00                Old Town

 C/ Venezuela 12.          Tel: 96 687 05 00                Foietes Poniente

24 hour seven day a week Chemist/ Pharmacy

Farmacia Europa 24h : Av. De Europa, 12        Telf: 965 85 21 54

BENIDORM MAYOR ANNOUNCES CASH AID PLAN FOR RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY STATE OF ALARM DUE TO COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

Benidorm City Council to grant 200 euros a month minimum, to people and families affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus, that have been on the Benidorm Padron for at least a year and fulfil the requirements set out below. This aid will be for 3 months.

The mayor explained that “these grants are aimed at people or family units that do not have sufficient income to cope with the current emergency situation.

As detailed by Toni Pérez, “the monthly amount of aid will be 200 euros for  a single person, to which 50 euros will be added for each more member of the family unit.” Thus, a two person family who meet the requirements set out in the plan will receive 250 euros; 300 euros, those of three; and 350, those of four.

The rules state that the aid will be granted “for a maximum period of 3 months”, and once the rules have been published, applications may be submitted until June 30.

To be able to access these grants, the applicant must have been registered on the Benidorm Padron for at least one year  and be unemployed, having been affected by a Temporary Employment Regulation Order (ERTE), having reduced their working hours due to caring for someone or having suffered a loss of income due to the state of alarm. Likewise, among the economic requirements, it must be proven that the income of the family unit does not exceed twice the monthly Public Indicator of Multiple Effects Income (IPREM), set for 2020 at 537.84 euros. This limit will be increased by one fifth the IPREM for each more member of the family unit. In any case, income must include the months from January 2020 to the month prior to the application date.

Once the plan is  approved and published, the rest of the economic requirements can  be consulted, as well as the documentation to be provided, which must be submitted electronically or in the Town Hall Registry or in the sub offices.

Happy Easter

As you are probably aware the state of alarm is being continued until 26th April. The rate of new cases recorded each day is gradually falling  as are the number of deaths each day. So a gradual return to normality is planned after 26th April. The highest prevalence of Covid-19 in Spain is in the northern regions. From Galicia to Catalunya.
Although the centre remains shut, some Help members have been very busy assisting people. Doing shopping and phoning vulnerable people as well as helping with benefit claims and generally offering advice. 
Help has donated 500 euros to the Showboat Food Bank as many working families have lost their income and not all will be entitled to Government benefits. The state benefits take time to be processed.

INFORMATION FOR STRANDED TOURISTS

INFORMATION FOR TOURISTS. The Spanish Government has a list of hotels that will stay open for stranded tourists. In Alicante province these are: Alicante Hills, Apartamentos El Plantío Golf Resort. Hotel Goya Alicante.
The BRITISH EMBASSY HAS PRODUCED A SAFE CONDUCT LETTER IN SPANISH FRENCH AND ENGLISH FOR UK RESIDENTS RETURNING TO THE UK THAT CAN BE PRINTED OFF FROM THE HELP BENIDORM FACEBOOK PAGE MENU SECTION