Trustees needed: Could you be an OPAAL Trustee?

OPAAL (UK) is the only national charity set up to promote and develop independent advocacy support services to people over 50. We are actively seeking a number of new trustees from a range of different backgrounds to join our existing board. As we are a small, national infrastructure charity (registration number 1090182) there are great … Continued

My Grand Hero

We’re partnering with Bower Retirement as part of the My Grand Hero contest. Enter the contest for a chance to WIN a luxury hamper, a £100 donation to one of the selected UK charities and a Bower bear. Tell us what makes your grandparent your hero. Whether they’ve got an outstanding achievement that you’re proud … Continued

Advocacy in NICE Quality Standard for first time

OPAAL has contributed to the review of the NICE Quality Standard on multi-morbidity. We’re absolutely delighted that for the first time and following our input, a role is included for advocacy. You can find the full standard on the NICE website here.

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