OPAL is a co-operative venture between Carers Link, Ceartas Advocacy, East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau, and East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action. By combining the knowledge, networks, skills and specialisms of its partner agencies, OPAL can provide a wealth of information and advice to all adults in East Dunbartonshire who have care and support needs.

Originally conceived as a service for older people, OPAL promotes an anticipatory and preventative approach to care and support. We aim to support people to live independently in the community, with dignity and the best possible quality of life. We also provide information on social and leisure activities, building links with the community and working to reduce the risk of social isolation.

OPAL engages with its clients in a friendly and informal way. We do not have strict eligibility criteria, only that the client is an adult (16 years or over) and is normally resident in East Dunbartonshire. All the OPAL partner agencies are professional service providers, and have strict standards of privacy and confidentiality.