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2020-10-27T15:04:42+00:00

  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 [...]

Your donation will be matched – help us today.2020-10-27T15:04:42+00:00

What future for the UK’s unpaid carers? Andrew Marr and Professor Saul Becker in conversation

2020-10-21T10:11:30+01:00

In a film specially made for Carers Trust’s online Network Partner Conference this week, the Carer's Trust asked renowned broadcaster Andrew Marr to discuss the future of caring in the UK with Professor Saul Becker. Saul Becker is an academic, social scientist and social worker. He is renowned for his work on young carers and [...]

What future for the UK’s unpaid carers? Andrew Marr and Professor Saul Becker in conversation2020-10-21T10:11:30+01:00

OCAY October 2020 Newsletter

2020-10-20T10:30:27+01:00

Welcome to OCAY’s first Partnership newsletter . We will be sending out our newsletter on a quarterly basis. Back in April we created a survey for Partner Organisations to ask what they thought we did well and what we could improve, in preparation for our bid to National Lottery Community Fund. One of the suggestions [...]

OCAY October 2020 Newsletter2020-10-20T10:30:27+01:00

AGM Reflections

2020-10-06T16:08:50+01:00

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 [...]

AGM Reflections2020-10-06T16:08:50+01:00

Vocal Volunteer – Happy

2020-09-15T11:43:12+01:00

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 [...]

Vocal Volunteer – Happy2020-09-15T11:43:12+01:00

AWOC York Ageing Without Children

2020-08-07T16:39:45+01:00

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.See the website hereAWOC York have also produced a report [...]

AWOC York Ageing Without Children2020-08-07T16:39:45+01:00

The Charity Governance Awards 2020 WINNERS

2020-08-07T16:55:25+01:00

The Charity Governance Awards 2020 WINNERS Older Citizens Advocacy York were the winners in the – Improving Impact – category for charities with 0-3 paid staff. Why we won The judges thought OCAY did really well in improving impact measurement as well as its governance, ensuring the board had the skills and information it [...]

The Charity Governance Awards 2020 WINNERS2020-08-07T16:55:25+01:00

The Veterans Foundation has very kindly supported our bid to fund advocacy support to Veterans

2020-08-07T16:55:50+01:00

The Veterans Foundation has very kindly supported our bid to fund advocacy support to Veterans. The need for advocacy support was one of the main issues raised in the Armed Forces Covenant Survey undertaken last year. We are really pleased to have this opportunity to offer our free advocacy service to Veterans over the age [...]

The Veterans Foundation has very kindly supported our bid to fund advocacy support to Veterans2020-08-07T16:55:50+01:00

Vocal volunteer – Ageism

2020-08-07T16:47:23+01:00

There are all sorts of isms that people get irate about aren’t there, and by golly, irate IS how they get, myself included sometimes. In my earlier, younger, ~ ok then MUCH younger days it was feminism. Heaven forbid I would burn my bra like some well known women were doing ~ not really [...]

Vocal volunteer – Ageism2020-08-07T16:47:23+01:00
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