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OPAL Services

Carers Connect

A service connecting carers aged 60 or over in the rural areas of west Cheshire.

Opal Clubs

OPAL Clubs

For older people who find it difficult to take part in community social activities.



A free respite service for carers of older people living in rural West Cheshire.



A service aimed at helping older people in rural areas access the internet.

Branching out

Branching Out

Provides support to older people to take up or renew interests in hobbies and community activities

What's cooking

What’s Cooking

Provides support to older people to re-kindle an interest in cooking for themselves

Recent News

OPAL Matters – December 2020

To read the latest news from OPAL as 2020 draws to a close, download Issue 9 of our OPAL Matters newsletter.

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Unprecedented Times – Cheshire West launches a budget consultation in the face of unprecedented economic challenge – OPAL responds.

Cheshire West and Chester Council is asking for views on how the Council can set a balanced budget in these unprecedented times. Since March they have faced the biggest public health emergency in living memory and there is considerable uncertainty about future budgets. It is estimated that the Council faces a financial gap of between

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David Briggs, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, formally hands over Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to OPAL volunteers.

On Wednesday 11th November, David Briggs, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, formally handed over to OPAL volunteers the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The virtual event took place prior to OPAL’s Annual General Meeting andattended by over 60 guests. Jane Colville, Chair of Trustees, received the award on behalf of all OPAL’s volunteers. “We are delighted

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