Managing on your own
doesn't mean doing it alone

How we work

We recognise that everyone’s needs are different, and our top priority is providing the right support.

We assess

Our Grants and Welfare team will consider your application, to see the level of assistance we can offer.

We deliver

We are able to respond quickly and are experienced at helping people in similar circumstances to yourself.

After you apply...

The OA will consider applications for financial assistance, providing eligibility rules have been satisfied. Financial assistance is means tested and we are not able to replace Local Authority statutory obligations but the OA Grants and Welfare Committee will consider each case on its own merits.

If we are not able to assist financially we can advise and steer you towards other organisations which may be able to do so.

The OA aims to deal with all applications sensitively, promptly and in confidence. We will arrange home visits by our Honorary Representatives, often former Officers themselves, who will forward reports to the OA Grants and Welfare Department for the Committee to consider the award of grants or other assistance.

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