Older People’s Advocacy Alliance – Advocating Change for Older People
OPAAL ..is the only national UK membership based organisation supporting, promoting and developing the provision of independent advocacy services for older people. Our members have empathy with, and an understanding of the things affecting the lives of, older people. More>>>
What is advocacy ?
Advocacy supports and enables people who have difficulty representing their interests, to exercise their rights, express their views, explore and make informed choices.
Independent Advocacy supports the person regardless of the demands and concerns of others. It challenges the causes and effects of injustice, oppression and abuse and upholds human rights. (OPAAL National Forum 2008)
OPAAL is currently working with Macmillan Cancer Support on an exciting and innovative new project providing advocacy support to older people affected by cancer. As part of our work to get information out about this important new piece of work we have created a project blog, to look at the blog simply click on the link below.
- This report conatains details of the Advocacy on the Wards projects progress to date and contains lots of interesting accounts of how advocates have helped older people affected by cancer