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 WE ARE STILL OPEN  working from home DUE TO CORONAVIRUS   If you need help, please ring the following numbers.  Ruth Potter, Charity Manager: 07715099498  Dan Brittan, Lead Advocate: 07715099500  Kayleigh Fox, Charity Support Assistant: 07715099493  Staff will take your call and find out if we can provide support via the phone or letter. We are still able to support older people as usual.   

 OCAY are currently recruiting Volunteers.  Would you like to make a difference to the lives of older people? Do you like getting out and about and talking to people? Are you a good listener? If you answered "Yes" to the above questions, you can sign up to become an OCAY volunteer. We have some volunteer training coming up (details are in the picture below) Email for more information Click here for an application form. 


AWOC York Ageing Without Children  

There are currently over 1 million people over 65 in the UK who have never been parents, this will rise to 2 million by 2030. 4 million people over the age of 50 are not parents. 
York AWOC continue to support people during this period of uncertainty.  
AWOC York have also produced a report about the impact of Covid-19 on people ageing without children in York. 
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. 


'Gay, Old and Out' 

'Gay, Old and Out': Meet the people who paved the way for LGBT rights. It has been a long hard fight to secure acceptance for the LGBT community, and the older people who fought the fight often get overlooked and forgotten. Watch here 

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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