Advocacy

OPAL provides the only specialist independent learning disability advocacy service in Oldham and it’s completely free to use
What is an advocate?

An advocate is a person who is trained to support you to make sure your voice and wishes heard in decisions which affect you

What can an advocate do?

Help you to find information

Give you time to think about your choices

Help you to say what you want

Our advocates help people with all sorts of different problems including:

  • Money
  • Care and support plans
  • Parenting
  • Work, volunteering and learning
  • Relationships
  • Where to live and housing
  • Making complaints.
If you or someone you know are aged 18+ and have been assessed as having a learning disability and/autism, one of our advocates may be able to help you. You can make a referral by filling in the form below.

About the person who would like to be referred.

Name

Address

Postcode

Tel. No.

Mobile No.

Date of Birth

About the person making the referral. Please state relationship to the above.

Name

Relationship to the above

Organisation

Address

Postcode

Tel. No.

Mobile No.

Is the person you are referring away you are contacting OPAL?

If not please say why

Briefly outline the reason/s for this referral.

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