Free information service ran by local charities
OPAL is a partnership between Ceartas Advocacy, Carers Link and East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau.
OPAL started in 2012 as a Change Fund project to support older people. When the Change Fund came to an end, East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership continued to fund the service but widened the remit to cover all adult health service users in East Dunbartonshire. OPAL takes that to mean anyone aged 16 or over who is registered with a GP.
When you or your loved ones start to realise that you require some outside help, it can be a difficult time. There is a wide range of services available, but which ones are right for you? Are you eligible for care or support? How do you approach service providers? Who pays for it? It is a difficult landscape to navigate, and it can all be very confusing.
OPAL Advisers know the range of services that are available, they understand your rights in relation to care and support. Your OPAL Adviser can give you the information you need, talk you through your options, and help you to make your case effectively when speaking to services.