Keep Moving!

Studies show that sedentary behaviour and inactivity can lead to deconditioning.  Deconditioning is the syndrome of physical, psychological, and functional decline that occurs as a result of prolonged inactivity and the associated loss of muscle strength.   The best way to combat this is to keep moving!   Whether that’s joining one of our exercise classes or […]

Thank You Nov/Dec 2023

A massive thank you to PCSO Fraser Cameron who fundraised £470 for us by doing an amazing skydive!  He said it was brilliant and that he would highly recommend it.   Thank you Fraser! Thank you to JB Wilkinson Butchers for donating the sausages for our BBQ at the community day. It is very much appreciated, […]

Self Management

OPAL have copies of a guide called: Self-Management Guide for Older Women living with Urinary Incontinence.   If you would like one, please speak to a member of staff.   This guide is designed to help you manage with this condition in daily life.   It has been developed by the University of Leeds working closely with women […]

Telephone Preference Service

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is the UK’s only official ‘Do Not Call’ register for landlines and mobile numbers.   It allows people and businesses to opt out of unsolicited live sales and marketing calls.  It’s free and quick to register a telephone number.   Doing so wi9ll reduce the number of unwanted sales and marketing calls […]

Household Support Fund

We have been given a grant to help households with their bills.   If you are struggling to pay for your food shopping we may be able to help.  Please speak to a member of staff, and we can see what we can do.

Sunflower Lanyards

The green lanyards with yellow sunflowers on them are worn by those with hidden disabilities to let others know they might need a helping hand.   Buy them online, and most businesses know what they mean.    They may be particularly useful if you are travelling anywhere.  If you would like help buying one please speak […]

Volunteer Walk Leaders

Volunteer walk leaders needed for our Thursday wellbeing walkers group. Would you like to lead short, interesting walks in the locality.  All you need is an interest in people, enthusiasm for walking and good organisational skills.   Free training will be provided.  For more information contact the OPAL office on 0113 261 9103 or chat to […]

OPAL Special in the Cafe

If you are a member of OPAL you can pop in any time Wednesday to Friday, 9am to 3pm (breakfast served until 11am and hot meals served 11:30am until 2pm) and ask for the OPAL Special. This hearty main course with a discount for OPAL members at only £5.50.  There is also a Pay as […]

Price Increase

As of beginning of August 2023 our lunch club have had a price increase of £1, going from £5 to £6 for a main meal, pudding, and a tea or coffee.  We have made our changes to support our work in the current climate, whilst being aware of the increasing cost of living we are […]

Free Shopping Trips for a Year

A law firm called BW Legal picked OPAL to be the charity they fundraise for. They had a staff sports day and managed to raise a whopping £6,175 for us!  We are using this money to subsidise our shopping trips making them free for our members for a whole year!  If you would like to […]