Opaal (uk) - The Older People's Advocacy Alliance (uk)

Opaal (uk) - The Older People's Advocacy Alliance (uk)

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Opaal (uk) - The Older People's Advocacy Alliance (uk)

OPAAL is the only national UK membership based organisation supporting, promoting and developing the provision of independent advocacy services for older people.

Founded 2000

  • Mission statement

    To give the strategic lead on the development of independent advocacy with older people. We want to influence the provision of independent advocacy for all older people, particularly those who are most vulnerable. We aim to do this by being the premier national organisation focussing on the provision of high quality independent advocacy for older people.

    OPAAL believes that there are specific circumstances where all individuals must have a right to the support of an independent advocate to ensure that their own interests and preferences are acknowledged and addressed.

    These services must be available to all older people who are:

    - At the point of discharge from hospital
    - Directly affected by a change in the management or running of their care service
    - At the point of accessing continuing care and community care services, and
    - At all reviews affecting care services in hospital and in the community.

  • Aims

    Opaal (uk) - The Older People's Advocacy Alliance (uk) aims to:

    • To provide the strategic lead on advocacy with older people
    • To ensure that older people have access to advocacy
    • To support the development of new national advocacy projects to meet the needs of older people
    • To improve standards of advocacy practice to older people
  • Overview

    Established: July 2000

    Registered Charity Number: 1090182

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 7

    Phone number: 01782 844036

    Address: Parkfield House 64 Princes Road Stoke On Trent Staffordshire ST4 7JL

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