We have just completed our report for our Quarter 1 Stats (April-June 2021). OCAY volunteers have supported 129 older people so far, this financial year. 60% of our clients were female, whilst 40% were male. Thank you to everyone who has signposted older people to OCAY, you have really helped us to help older people. [...]
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York Older People Assembly are looking for a new Admin Assitant. This is a part-time positon, 8 hours a week. The job purpose is to be the first line of contact to York Older People Assembly in a friendly and professional manner via all communication channels and To provide efficient day-to-day administrative, financial and business [...]
How is support after a dementia diagnosis experienced by people who have dementia and carers in York?Kayleigh Fox2021-06-25T09:50:56+01:00
Healthwatch York want to hear from people with lived experience, the experts on living with dementia. They are creating a report exploring how support after a dementia diagnosis is experienced in York and what needs improvement. Healthwatch want to produce a report that helps others living with dementia in York through the listening and sharing [...]
On Friday, Independent Age, along with The Mercers’ Company, published Lessons from Befriending in the time of Covid-19. Independent Age said "We are really grateful for the generous time and insight that many organisations supported by both ourselves and Mercers, to contribute to the report – and the vital work with older people of course". [...]
WE NEED YOU!! Trustee vacancies Do you have a strong interest in making sure that attention is paid to the needs of older people? Are you good at taking a strategic long-term view of how an organisation should develop? Do you have time and commitment to help a small charity to be sustainable into the [...]
OCAY is always recruiting new volunteers. It’s been really great that people still want to volunteer, despite the lockdown and Covid-19 Restrictions. We are looking for those who relish a challenge, those who want to give something back to their community, individuals who care about ensuring older citizens get a say, people looking to utilize [...]
This Month's Trustee Blog comes from Gillian Caldicott, one of our newest Trustees. Gillian talks about why she wanted to become a Trustee with OCAY and what she has learnt so far:"I became a Trustee of OCAY in March 2020, attended my first board meeting on 11th March and almost immediately the world changed as [...]
Covid related again on this blog I fear, but somehow this scheming, manipulating virus is still lurking, even though it seems to be going through many disguises and fancy-dressing along its chosen path. It will wear itself out no doubt, and the sooner the better, but in its wake it has left a few laughs [...]
We received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and Postcode Neighbourhood Trust. Postcode Neighbourhood Trust is a grant-giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community groups. Our project received £500 to support the core funding of our service [...]
MATERNITY COVER Charity Support Assistant (25 HOURS PER WEEK) Fixed term Contract 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 [...]