These are the issues that our clients came to see us about over the past year  

What our client's say..... 

Our Next Drop In  

Monday 20th January  
12 to 1.30pm 
the Red Tower, 
Foss island Road 
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. 

 Great News - OCAY have achieved CARER FRIENDLY STATUS with York Carer's Centre!  

We have been awarded Investors in Volunteers. 

We have been awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition  Bronze Award. 

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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