Dan Brittan
Dan BrittanAdvocacy Manager
Dan’s role is to lead and co-ordinate the advocacy service. He undertakes initial assessments of clients. Dan supports volunteers by providing professional supervision and facilitating a peer support network. He is responsible for the recruitment, induction and training of volunteer advocates.

Dan joined OCAY in 2016. His background is in Mental Health and General Advocacy.

Amanda Potts
Amanda PottsAdvocate
Amanda is our part time Advocate, supporting Dan with complex cases.

She has previously worked for Citizens Advice, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, JRF and most recently York Energy Advice. She is really committed to people being helped to get their voices heard and feel that older people especially can find themselves ignored and excluded.

Amanda recently joined the team in December 2023.

Claire Richardson
Claire RichardsonAdministrative Assistant
Claire’s role is to provide support for the charity and to ensure the smooth operation of the service.

Claire joined OCAY in March 2024 as an Administrator, bringing with her a background of finance and customer support.

“I am looking forward to applying my skills and learning new ones with a wonderful charity. “

Danni Gordon
Danni GordonMoving on 28/03/24
We would like to say a sad farewell to Danni and thank her for all her hard work with OCAY. She is hopefully remaining as a volunteer with our outreach programme.
Abi Willis
Abi WillisOperations Manager
Abi’s role is to lead and co-ordinate the running of the charity, ensuring a high quality of provision for its users, and maintaining a continuous improvement focus.

Abi joined OCAY as an administrator in 2021 and has a background in finance, insurance and charity administration.

“After working with the Family Fund for disabled children, I wanted to branch out and help people in my own age bracket and older.”