Calculating the cost/benefit of advocacy

Today, we’re absolutely delighted to be able to bring you the final film from our Older People’s Cancer Voices work. George, Varun and Carmela from EY (formerly Ernst & Young) explain how it is they came to report that for every £1 invested in our cancer advocacy work, there is a £6.70 social, financial and … Read more…

Is a Lasting Power of Attorney still the answer?

Today solicitor Amy Lloyd of leading law firm Wright Hassall explains why she believes a Lasting Power of Attorney remains the answer at a time when the rationale for using them is being questioned: Denzil Lush, until recently the most senior judge in the UK Court of Protection, stated that he would never sign a … Read more…

Lost in transition?

Today Rhonda Oliver, Project Manager from Barnet Macmillan Cancer Advocacy & Advocacy in Barnet, discusses the issues facing older people, especially in transition from hospital and what Advocacy in Barnet is doing to help: The National Health Service (NHS) is bursting at the seams and struggling to cope with record levels of demand. Services are stretched … Read more…

Living Memory website

On Tuesday 9th January 2018 we launched the “Living Memory” project at Sandwell Community & History Archives Service (CHAS) in Smethwick library.  To keep up to date with this exciting two year project take a look at the website.

Cheque presentation at Monmore Green Stadium

Just before Christmas 2017 Helen entered a lucky draw at Monmore Green Stadium.  Sandwell Advocacy were lucky enough to be one of five winners so on Friday 5th January 2018 Helen and Juanita went along to the stadium and were presented with a cheque for £1000.00 by Tom Powis, Commercial Assistant.

An exciting night at the HSJ Awards

OPAAL was absolutely delighted some weeks ago to find out that the Cancer, Older People and Advocacy programme was shortlisted for an HSJ Awards (Health Service Journal) in the Supported Self Care category. Wednesday last week, November 22nd, saw the awards evening in the Intercontinental Hotel at the O2 in London. I attended along with … Read more…