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)
Advocacy on the Wards
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.
Interim Evaulation Report from TWOCAN Associates
- 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
Paying for Care is a national information and advice service helping older people, their families, friends and carers make informed choices when faced with having to pay for their own care. The service is impartial, not for profit and free to use. Central to our service is our website, www.payingforcare.org, which provides information, news and videos on funding care as well as access to financial advice from independent specialist care fees advisers. We work closely with care providers, local authorities, councils and government departments, charities, health services, support organisations and other experts in the care sector to address this complex subject and ensure financial information and advice is readily available.
For more information follow the link below