Our Vision

A United Kingdom where all older people have access to high quality independent advocacy provision.

Our Mission

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.