• Independent Advocacy Service for adults with learning disabilities and/autism living in Oldham.

    Adults with learning disabilities and/autism living in Oldham are eligible to access our independent advocacy service free of charge. Advocates help people to speak up and have their voice heard about matters which are important to them. This may be about money problems, health, housing, care and support packages or anything else which is making you anxious. To request support people need to contact OPAL by phone 0161 633 5544, via the website www.opal-advocacy.org.uk or by email admin@opal-advocacy.org.uk Our office is in The LINK Centre but we can meet people near to home.

    Contact for further details: Angela Clarke
    Contact phone number: 0161 633 5544

    Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Time: Advocates are available between 9 and 4.30 pm Monday- Friday, but you will need to make an appointment to see somebody. The women’s group runs on Tuesday afternoons-free
    Frequency: Weekly
    Cost: Free


    Professional Referral: No
    Self Referral: Yes
    Accessible for disabled people: Yes
    Accessible for people with language needs: Yes

    About the host organisation

    Hosted by: Oldham Personal Advocacy Limited (OPAL)
    Organisation Profile:

    OPAL is a registered charity providing independent advocacy services and activities for people with learning disabilities (aged 18+) living in Oldham.
    Our mission is:
    ‘to allow people with learning disabilities the right to be heard loudly and clearly by those who plan and deliver services which impact on their quality of life and to claim the rights and privileges available to all members of society’
    Our independent advocacy service is free.
    Our women’s group Women, Get Set GO! meets on Tuesday afternoon 1.45-3.45 pm- free
    The All together group meets on Wednesday afternoon 2-4pm- free
    Group activities are decided by members each week and include things like games, visits, healthy cooking and eating, guest speakers.
    Your day Your Way is a small day service which you can fund from your Independent Budget. It costs £27.50 for half a day and includes lunch and refreshments and all activities.
    We are based in The LINK Centre on Union Street in Oldham

    Charity Number: 1071467