A voice that wasn't speaking: older people using advocacy and shaping its development

Report that presents a summary of the main findings of a consultation with older people who have had contact with and/or received advocacy services. The consultation was undertaken on behalf of the Older Peoples Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL) UK as part of a project with the following aims:

  1. To contribute to an evidence base for the effectiveness and impact of advocacy which can be reported to stakeholders, including policy-makers, commissioners and funders.
  2. To engage older people with an interest in the development of advocacy services.
  3. To explore the potential for a network of older people who have used advocacy services.