We have a Vacancy Charity Support Assistant  

• Are you the sort of person who loves organising and sorting things out? 
• Are you excited by the idea of always having something new to keep you busy? 
• Do you want to be part of a team which eases the frustrations and fears experienced by older people? 
If so, you may enjoy the role we have on offer. We are looking for a friendly and efficient person who will be responsible for the day to day admin of our busy office and be the first point of contact for our clients and volunteers. This role is the lynchpin that holds everything together. You will suit this role if you are self-sufficient, good at keeping focus but also able to multi-task, flexible, and able to get on with a wide range of people. 
We are a small, local, independent charity supporting older people through advocacy in the City of York and surrounding area. 
All applications must be received by 4pm on Monday 30th September 2019 
Funded by Big Lottery Reaching Communities 
OCAY is an Equal Opportunities Employer 
Client Feedback 2018/19 Link to the Annual Report and Accounts  
What our client's say..... 

Our Next Drop In  

Thursday 26th September 10 to 11.30am, The Centre@ Burnholme, Mossman Avenue, Burnholme. 
Hope you can make it. 
Click here to donate to OCAY. Every penny counts. Don't forget to gift aid your donation if you pay tax. 

 Dan: OCAY’s Running Man   Dan completed the Asda Foundation  10k Run for All   with a personal best time of 1 hour and 4 minutes. We are very proud of him. Thank you to everyone who sponsored him, he has raised £815 so far. 

We have been awarded Investors in Volunteers. 

New Principles for Grant Reporting 

‘Funder-led. Bureaucratic. Time-consuming. Misunderstood.’ All words that have been used to describe UK grant reporting – the process (or processes) by which charities report their progress to funders. We’re part of a group of funders and charities who have developed a set of principles to make grant reporting a shared, more meaningful and mutually beneficial experience. We are asking funders and funded organisations alike to feedback on the six principles that we believe will help to change the perception of grant reporting as a burdensome process and reframe it as a shared endeavour. We are also inviting funders to join the initial group in testing and using the principles. 
Did you know that 2,833 households in York Inner and York Outer constituencies are not claiming the Pension Credit the are entitled to. That's £6,359,510 in unclaimed money. Please encourage people to check their entitement. This benefit could make a big difference to these people. 

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. 
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