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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Supporting older people to live happy, healthy, informed lives in their own homes.

OPAL is a registered charity which supports the over 60’s living in Cookridge, Ireland Wood, Tinshill, Holt Park, Adel and Bramhope - Leeds 16 above the Ring Road.

If you are over 60, and live in our area, you can become a full member of OPAL. If not, you may become an affiliated member. Affiliated members can access all our activities apart from those with an asterisk next to them on the Services & Activities page.

Full OPAL membership and affiliated OPAL membership costs £10 per year.

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​UPDATED 19th August 2016. 

OPAL Shared Well Project Worker

OPAL is currently recruiting for a new member of staff. The post will be for 35 hours a week and is for 23 months.

Closing date is:
Wednesday 14th September 2016
Interview date is:
Wednesday 28th September 2016

Please download your application pack here:
Shared Well Job Description.pdf

Shared Well Application Form.pdf

For an informal chat about the position please ring OPAL on 0113 261 9103.

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OPAL Mosaic at the Welcome In

OPAL would like to have a mosaic outside and inside the Welcome In. Designing and
creating the mosaic would be something OPAL members, young people and others from the local community could get 
involved in.
We’d like the ideas for the mosaic design to come from you, so if you could let us know in a few words “What’s your favourite thing about OPAL?” some wonderfully creative people will then help us draw the ideas into
a design. This would be in conjunction with Tom, Dick and Harry, a Creative Design
Studio and the Leeds Rhinos Foundation. If we get some ideas we will apply for some
funding for this.​
​​OPAL on Film
​Here's a short film made by ​​final year students from Leeds Beckett University who have been raising money for OPAL (Older People’s Action in the Locality).

Please click on the photo below to watch.​


OPAL update

Welcome In Progress

Things are progressing, but much slower than we expected. The start of the Community Café works (forming the cafe, new toilets and cafe entrance) has been delayed but we hope to start work on this new phase in September. 

We hope to start moving the OPAL office into the Welcome In mid-January and we will keep you updated with a more definite date in the next newsletter. 

We won’t move any of our activities into the new building immediately and  we will let you know in the newsletter when we’re ready to do this.

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​​Check out more news on our blog by clicking the photos below

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OPAL awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.​

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We are thrilled to announce that OPAL has been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service - the highest award of it's kind in the UK, for our work in providing social opportunities and support to over 700 people in the LS16 area.​​​​

​For more details and pictures please see our 

​blog page here.

To make a donation to OPAL click the link here