Aviva Community Fund 



Support our project for Digital Inclusion at OCAY. We have bid to the Aviva Community Fund again for £1,000. Please could you share details of our project with as many friends, family and community supporters as possible and ask them to vote for us. The projects with the most votes will become finalists. 
Please use the following link to vote. 
Thank you for you help. 
Exciting News!! 
Older Citizens Advocacy York (OCAY) are pleased to announce that we have successfully applied to the Charities Commission to transfer to the status of a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). This means the imminent closing down of our old charity and the commencement of OCAY in its new charitable form – with the advocacy service continuing throughout. Formal notification will be sent to those with whom we have transactional arrangements, such as suppliers, membership organisations, etc, once all the formalities have been addressed. 

Our next Drop in 

Come along to see us on Thurs 23rd November 3.30 to 5pm for Afternoon Tea at Rufforth Village Hall 
Find out about our services or about volunteering with us. 
Ruth at Tang Hall Library 

York: Human Rights City 

On 24th April this year the former Rt Hon Lord Mayor York declared the city the UK's first Human Rights City. To mark International Human Rights day, the new Lord Mayor, Cllr Barbara Boyce, will be launching the second York Human Right Indicator Report at 7pm on Thurs 7th December. 
This is an opportunity to see how the city is progressing in improving human rights for all, and what work we have to do. 
Tickets available by clicking the link. 
Twitter @YorkHumanRights 

Donate Here  

Click above to donate to OCAY. Every penny counts. Don't forget to gift aid your donation if you pay tax. 

Office Hours 

Our office opening hours are 10am to 3pm Monday to Thursday and 10am to 2pm on Friday. 


Are you a resident of the City of York and aged 50 or over? 
Are you a resident of the City of York and aged 50 or over? 
OCAY may be able to help you by providing an advocate. This is someone who will work in partnership with you and help you to speak up for yourself. 
Our advocacy service is free, confidential and independent. Our advocates will listen to what you want and act on your behalf at all times. We put people first and treat everyone equally. 


Our free and independent advocacy service is available for all residents of York aged over 50 who feel they need our help. 
Our promotional video shows more of the impact our service has on peoples' lives.