Our next Members Day will take place on Monday 18th September. We have an amazing line up of four confirmed speakers this year and we’re really looking forward to sharing OPAAL’s future plans with you all. Our Trustees will be there and are really keen to meet with you all.

Agenda

Older People’s Cancer Advocacy Service – Society’s return on investment

George Agathangelou – Director Economic Advisory EY (formerly Ernst & Young)

George will explain the process behind our work with EY that led to our groundbreaking social and financial return on investment – for the first time the sector has evidence that we can save the public purse £6.70 for each £1 invested in advocacy support.

Maintaining advocacy’s radical edge?

Ghiyas Somra – Research & Communications Manager BRAP

Ghiyas will talk about our intensive national evaluation, our findings and the significant equalities implications for advocacy.

Our merger with the East Lancashire Advocacy Service

Andrew Booth – Director Sefton Pensioners Advocacy Centre

Andrew will share his experiences, the ups and downs, ins and outs of his recent merger.

Film and storytelling approaches to demonstrate the impact of advocacy

Angela Broadbridge – Changing Lives Gateshead

Angela will talk of OPAAL’s experience of working with our fantastic filmmaker, the ethical issues this raised for us and general lessons learned ensuring older people’s stories are told in a sensitive yet wholly captivating manner.

The full outline for the day can be found here.

Location

We are meeting at Voluntary Action Islington

This is very central only a short bus ride, take the bus number 73 or 30 from Euston and get off just outside the venue, or it’s a ten minute walk from Euston.

We are all very aware things are very tight for members many of whom are operating on reduced budgets whilst attempting to meet increasing levels of demand. However I hope to see as many of you as possible and look forward to catching up with you on the day.

Please send your name, email and organisation along with any special dietary or access requirements to [email protected] by Friday 1st September to confirm your attendance.