About Us

Otley Action for Older People (OAOP) is a long established and successful community-based organisation working on behalf of the older population of Otley, Pool and Arthington. OAOP is part of the Leeds Neighbourhood Network Schemes (NNS’s). OAOP is a charity registered under number 1150684.

Mission and vision statement

“The primary aim of the organisation is to enable older people to live independently in their own homes and pro-actively participate within their communities (where that is their choice) by providing services which reduce social isolation, provide opportunities for volunteering, act as a “gateway/signpost” to advice/information/services. To promote health and well-being and thus improve the quality of life for the individual”.

OAOP was established as a result of community need. A Management Committee of local people including older people who are representative of the local community manage the organisation as well as professionals from outside bodies. There is also representation from local councillors. These members bring a broad range of knowledge and experience to the organisation. OAOP has 3 Full Time members of staff and is supported by over one hundred volunteers who are trained and experienced at working with older people. The volunteer workforce engages in a wide range of tasks and activities to ensure that the work of the organisation is carried out to a high standard.

The organisation has a clear commitment to develop services in relation to the demand of the service user group. OAOP is particularly committed to providing services for service users with dementia and their carers. Monitoring and reviewing services to ensure activities are of a high standard and sustainable meet quality standards.

Annual Report

View the annual report here