OPAL: East Dunbartonshire Information Line.

OPAL is a free information and advice servive for all adults (16+) in East Dunbartonshire. It is a single point of contact for anyone that might need additional care or support and is an additional route to independent advocacy.

OPAL can help with a wide range of things, from applying for Benefits through to finding a plumber. All of the OPAL Advisers work in East Dunbartonshire, they know the  local area, they know the local services, and they can help you to find the help you need as quickly and simply as possible.

When you call OPAL, the phone is answered by a person and not a machine. Your OPAL Adviser is quite happy to give you their name, they will discuss the issues with you, and if they don’t know the answer they will go and find out, and then call you back.

Anything you tell the OPAL Advisers will be kept strictly confidential. We will not share your information with anyone else unless you specifically ask us to. OPAL is a free service – all you have to pay for is a local telephone call.

OPAL, Ceartas

You can call OPAL on 0141 438 2347

09:00 – 17:00

You can also email mail@opaleastdun.org.uk or visit the OPAL website here.

OPAL is a co-operative venture between Ceartas, East Dunbartonshire CAB and Carers Link.

  • Thomas
    Thanks so much, this is almost a miracle! Can you do anything for Partick Thistle while you’re at it?
  • David
    It's really nice to know that someone is listening to me and taking me seriously. Other people seem to think that my problems are trivial and aren't worth bothering about, but that is not true. My Advocacy Worker helped me to make my point in such a way that I couldn't be ignored, and now things are starting to improve as a result.
    Service User
  • Ashleigh
    Thank you for your prompt and informative reply. It’s appreciated more than you will know.
  • Derek
    After waiting months, you got the ball rolling with a number of things and for that I thank you.
    Service User
  • George
    There is always someone there at Ceartas for me, no matter who takes the call.
    Service User
  • Olivia
    Absolutely thrilled with the service. I wish my family all stayed in East Dunbartonshire and could access it!
  • Mark
    I am usually apprehensive about contacting organisations in fear of being passed pillar to post. I was delighted when I contacted Ceartas: although I didn’t need advocacy, you talked me through local services that I needed.
    Information enquiry
  • Alecia
    It’s a really tricky role you’ve had in this case but you’ve done so effectively.
    Social Work
  • Alex
    When I call Ceartas everyone is always so kind and helpful. They are all a really good group of people.
    Service User
  • Sarah
    Even a ten minute chat on the phone made me feel so much better. I was becoming frustrated and annoyed at not getting what I needed from services, but talking to my Advocacy Worker kept me grounded and stopped me from losing the rag with anyone.
    Service User
  • Elizabeth
    I live quite a long distance away from my sister. When she needed to get some more support in place for her dementia, the information about local services and support that you were able to give me was invaluable. I can't thank you enough.
    Long-distance carer
  • Sandra & John
    Thanks for discussing things and then sending us some information in the post: we have now started the Power of Attorney process.
    Sandra & John
    Service User
  • Joanne
    I didn't know that there was anything I could do about my situation, let alone that I had options. I feel so much better knowing that I can turn to Ceartas for information when I need it.
    Service User
  • Agnes
    I can pick up the phone and advocacy support is always there, ready to listen and help me understand things better.
    Service User
  • Marie
    Thank you for your support at the last meeting. It’s great having somebody independent in my corner: not sure what I would have done or where I would be otherwise.
    Service User
  • Richard
    I felt like I was facing a brick wall until I started receiving support and information from Ceartas. The outcome of that has led to a much better relationship with the rest of the family, and now we are all pulling in the same direction.