Spreading the word

In today’s post we hear about a well spent Summer’s day in Northumberland…. On Wednesday 30th August, Age UK Northumberland enjoyed a sunny day in the Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth promoting their Macmillan funded cancer advocacy project. The Sanderson Arcade is a smart shopping centre in the heart of a beautiful market town in Northumberland. … Read more

Older people, family and public policy

Today’s guest blog is from Kirsty Woodard of Ageing Without Children: The assumption that all older people have family is deeply embedded in our thinking, policy and delivery of care. Think of all the solutions to issues associated with ageing that start with “talk to older people and their families”. This is largely understandable; 92 … Read more

Positive practice in mental health services

Here at OPAAL we’re absolutely delighted to report that the Cancer, Older People and Advocacy programme has been shortlisted for an award in the National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards in the “Older people’s mental health and dementia” category. This will help us continue to raise the profile of advocacy and peer support. The Positive … Read more

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