Expat groups and clubs in Portugal - Part II
There are many excellent opportunities to get in involved in expat groups in Portugal. Part Two of our guide lists Activists, Addiction Support Groups, Charities, Churches, Educational Institutions/Schools, Retirement Homes, and Homes for the Disabl
Address: Av Infante Santo, 42, 2e, 1350-179 Lisbon
Tel: (+351) 21 386 1664/ +351 21 386 1652
Fax: (+351) 21 386 1782
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote internationally recognized human rights.
Tel: (+351) 21 716 2969
AA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism. Their primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Riding for the Disabled
Address: Casal S. Bras, Rua de Sto. Antonio, Areia 2750-066 Cascais
Tel: (+351) 96 2337 668
Fax: (+351) 21 484 4082
Riding for the Disabled, Cascais, operates seven times each week and cares for some seventy physically or mentally handicapped children and young adults. The association is charitable, and relies solely upon donations and from the subscriptions of the membership.
The British Charitable Fund
Contact the British Community Council for more information:
Established in 1827. Provides financial assistance to British citizens in proven need and resident in the Lisbon consular district which includes the islands of Madeira and Aτores, the Algarve, Alentejo and as far north as Guarda. Totally dependent upon charitable donations.
The Royal British Legion, Portugal Branch
Address: Rua Pedro Nunes, 24, 10A, 2780-142 Oeiras
Tel: (+351) 96 468 6183 / 91 330 4828
Dedicated to caring for men and women who have served in the British Armed Forces and their dependents. Membership of the Royal British Legion is open to all serving and ex serving members of the British Armed Forces, their families, dependents, and to anyone who shares in the Legion's aims.
The Women's Royal Voluntary Service
The WRVS exists to care for people in need. The WRVS in Lisbon is the only overseas branch of the organisation and relies entirely on locally generated funding. It has a membership of over a 100, all working on a voluntary basis. Help includes visiting elderly, shopping, knitting, collecting and distributing clothes and fundraising events for local charities. Volunteers are always welcome.
Trash & Treasure
Address: Praca do Junqueiro 5-B, Junqueiro,?2775-597 Carcavelos, Cascais
Tel: (+351) 21 457 3419
A charity shop in Praca do Junqueiro, Carcavelos (behind the Hotel Praia Mar) since 1973. Items are accepted on a "commission sale" (30 % of the selling price goes to charitable causes) and donations are always welcomed.
Irish Dominican Fathers (Roman Catholic)
Address: St. Mary's Parish Centre, Rua do Murtal 368, 2765-541 Sao Pedro do Estoril
Contact: Father Gus Champion
Tel: (+351) 21 467 3771
Fax: (+351) 21 466 4659
English-language Masses are celebrated every Sunday at their three Mass Centres in the Greater Lisbon area.
St. Andrew's Church of Scotland
Address: Rua Arriaga 13, Lisbon
Tel: (351) 218 043 410
Main service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday (Sunday School and creche facilities available).
The Anglican Chaplaincy of St. George
Address: Rua Sao Jorge 6 (Estrela), 1250-235 Lisbon
Tel: (+351) 21 468 3570
St. George's Church Lisbon. Main service at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday (enter from British Cemetery, gate opposite Jardim da Estrela).
The Anglican Chaplaincy of St. Paul
Address: Av. dos Bombeiros Voluntarios, 2765-202 Estoril
Tel: (+351) 21 468 3570
Fax: (+351) 21 469 2303
St. Paul's Church Estoril. Main service at 9.30 a.m. on Sunday (behind Hotel Paris).
The Salvation Army
Address: Exercito da Salvacao, Rua Dr. Silva Teles, 16, 1050-080 Lisbon
Contacts: Lt. Colonels Gordon & Susan Daly?
Tel: (+351) 21 780 2930 Fax: (+351) 21 780 2940
The Salvation Army's stated aims include 'the advancement of the Christian religion, of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole'.
The International Preparatory School
Address: Rua da Lagoa, Bicesse, 2645-344 Alcabideche
Tel: (+351) 21 457 0149
Fax: (+351) 21 457 3501
The International Preparatory School (IPS) is a private coeducational day school offering English primary education to children from 18 months to 11 years of age. It is located in Carcavelos, half way between Lisbon and Cascais, within easy reach of Carcavelos railway and bus stations. IPS has an average enrolment of 180 children in 10 classes from Playgroup to and including Year 6.
The International School of the Algarve
Address: Apartado 80, 8400-400 Lagoa, Algarve
Tel: (+351) 28 234 2547
Fax: (+351) 28 235 3787
Frank C. Carlucci American International School Lisbon
Address: Rua Antonio Dos Reis, 95, Linho, 2710-301 Sintra
Tel: (351) 21 923 9800
Fax: (351) 21 923 9899
Oeiras International School
Address: Fundicao de Oeiras - Edificio OIS, Rua da Fundicao de Oeiras, 2780-057 Oeiras
Tel: (+351) 211 935 330 or 331
Fax: (+351) 211 952 460
A new IB Diploma authorised International Baccalaureate World School where students will become progressively more responsible for their learning process.
Queen Elizabeth's School
Address: Rua Filipe Magalheas n. 1, 1700-194 Lisbon
Tel: (+351) 21 841 0140;
Fax: (+351) 21 841 0149
St. Dominic's International School
Address: Rua Maria Brown, Outeiro de Polima, 2789-506 S. Domingos de Rana
Tel: (+351) 21 444 0434
Fax: (+351) 21 444 3072
Accredited by ECIS - European Council of International Schools, NEASC - New England Association of Schools and Colleges, IBO - International Baccalaureate Organisation, Nom DODD's Cat. A School. Age range 3 to 18 years.
St. James's Primary School
Address: Rua dos Depositos de Agua 339, Cobre, 2750-561 Cascais
Tel: (+351) 21 486 4754/5
Fax: (+351) 21 486 4753
St James's Primary School was created out of the need of expansion of St. George's School which has existed since 1960. It follows the same guidelines, policies and ethos as St. George's School. It is a primary school where children between the ages of 6 and 10 are prepared for entry to English, American and Portuguese Schools.
St. Julian's School
Address: Quinta Nova, 2776-601 Carcavelos
Tel: (+351) 21 458 5300
Fax: (+351) 21 458 5312
The school offers an education based on the English National Curriculum to some 1000 girls and boys from the ages of 3 to 18. There are 45 nationalities represented at St. Julian's. The teaching staff are all qualified teachers from Britain, Portugal and four other countries.
The British Retirement Home
Address: Rua Bento Carqueja 43A, Sao Pedro do Estoril, 2765-518 Estoril
Tel: (+351) 21 468 8694
Fax: (+351) 21 467 2906
The British Retirement Home Association was founded by the British Community in the mid 1980's to create and maintain residential accommodation for elderly people of both British and other nationalities.
HOMES FOR THE DISABLED
The Cheshire Home
Contact: Dra. Maria Vitoria Rego
Address: Lar da Boa Vontade, Av. do Loureiro 251, 2775-599 Carcavelos, Cascais
Tel: (+351) 21 457 2696
Fax: (+351) 21 457 9082
Home for 32 residents, men and women. The committee are all volunteers and the home has 25 full-time workers including a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a part-time nurse.
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