This is a new fund that puts people in York in control of £240,000 to design and decide on grants to help the city better respond to people facing multiple issues including homelessness, addiction & recovery, mental health & well being, poverty and offending. The aims of the fund are; To connect and help create [...]
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Last year we decided to undertake a pilot survey to help us to understand the longer term impact our advocacy service had on older people who have worked with us. The report attached sets out how we did this and what clients said about our service. We want to thank the team of volunteers who [...]
We just received a Bags of Help grant from Tesco for £1,000. It’s a scheme which gives community projects like us grants of up to £2,000. You can learn more at www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp Our grant will help to pay for the training of our brilliant team of volunteers. If we didn't have our volunteers, then we [...]
We would like to thank the Coronavirus Community Fund and the Two Ridings Community Foundationfor their wonderful support for OCAY. The funding we have received from the Phase 3 of the Coronavirus Community Fund is really needed and helps us to continue to support older people in York in these diffcult times.
Support for the provision of a mobile phone is available for people affected by the current Covid-19 situation - who do not have either a landline or mobile phone - another member of their household does not have a mobile phone Support for the provision of internet is available for people affected by the current [...]
Did you know that there are accessible tailored COVID-19 support pages online at Live Well York? The pages called COVID-19 Solutions provide assistance with day-to-day life for all residents of York. The pages include information, support and advice, and activities that are available within the city. The Live Well York team regularly update the pages [...]
OCAY has been selected to benefit from Local Giving’s £1m Coronavirus Fund due to the excellent work we are delivering to support people and communities in response to COVID-19. From 10:00 on Tuesday 27th October 2020 until this fund runs out, donations will be matched in-line the terms of the campaign below. The £1m Coronavirus [...]
After the cancellation of our AGM set for June in the CVS centre, our Trustees decided to hold a public AGM using Zoom. We had reservations...would anyone come, would the internet drop out, would our speaker be willing, how do we do this over zoom...... We were really pleased to have 34 people attending. A [...]
Why on earth have I titled this blog HAPPY? Especially as this very morning I have been anything BUT happy. To explain, ~ last night I heard on the News that we are now to be meeting only 6 persons at a time. Did Boris not understand that a family get-together had been planned at [...]