OPAAL Members Day 2017 – 18th September

This year OPAAL’s members day will take place on the 18th September at Voluntary Action Islington, London.

We have a fantastic line up of speakers including speakers from EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and BRAP discussing a range of topics.

Youmanity now welcomes submissions for its 6th photography edition

Entitled The Everyday Heroine, this competition aims to put the spotlight on gender discrimination. Youmanity invite you, the creative photographer, to grab your camera, to find and record the lives of the Everyday Heroines, to be their voice. To record those women who have influenced your life. They may be a source of inspiration or of aspiration, … Continued

OPAAL joins other National Voices members to sign a letter to the Prime Minister

National Voices members write to the Prime Minister ahead of the Spring Budget 2017 Leaders of 69 National Voices member organisations have signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister calling for a new settlement for funding health and care. OPAAL are one of those organisations. The letter can be downloaded from the National Voices … Continued

Beth Johnson Foundation are looking for new Trustees

The Beth Johnson Foundation (BJF) is a national charity based in Stoke on Trent dedicated to ‘making a future for all ages’.   We want everyone to enjoy a great later life, which means we as a society need to make changes at a strategic and practical level. Conducting cutting edge research, advising policy makers, … Continued

Advocacy in Barnet – Senior Advocate vacancy

Lizzie Sturm, Chief Executive of Advocacy in Barnet has let us know of a vacancy within the organisation for a Senior Advocate. You can view the vacancy details here. Please note the closing date is 11am on 2 February 2017 with interviews taking place week commencing 6 February 2017. For an informal discussion and application form, please … Continued

OPAAL selected as UK Blog Awards 2017 finalist

Back in November 2016, OPAAL were shortlisted in the UK Blog Awards for our COPA blog entry into the best Health and Social Care Blog category, we had to put out a big call to our members, stakeholders and friends encouraging them to help us through this public voting phase, we were up against some much … Continued

OPAAL’s new publication: Facing Cancer Together

Facing Cancer Together: we’re demonstrating the power of independent advocacy We’re really excited today to announce the publication, in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, of our latest collection of older people’s cancer advocacy stories entitled Facing Cancer Together. In 2014 we published Every Step of the Way, a set of patient stories which illustrated the … Continued