AGM Reflections


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


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


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


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


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


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

Vocal volunteer – March 2020


Well, it’s finally caught us up. The dreaded Corona Virus has scattered our office support, and they are all working from home. At the same time, us volunteers have been left only able to work for our clients from the other end of a phone. Which is a bit weird, for people like me [...]

Vocal volunteer – March 20202020-08-07T16:54:58+01:00

Vocal volunteer – New Year 2020


Well, another New Year celebration has been and gone, and I sincerely hope that 2020 is as good as you wish it to be for yourselves, your family and friends. It was lovely for myself and husband, as we spent it with friends of 30 years in their home in Chipping Sodbury. LOVELY, she [...]

Vocal volunteer – New Year 20202020-08-07T16:55:11+01:00
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