OCAY Newsletter

OCAY Vacancy – Vice Chair of Trustees


OCAY is a York-based charity that provides advocacy to older citizens. OCAY is looking for a Vice Chair of Trustees to join our active, committed existing core of board members. Following a suitable and successful period as vice chair, we would hope for the recruit to transition to becoming chair of trustees, to take over [...]

OCAY Vacancy – Vice Chair of Trustees2021-01-18T11:48:22+00:00

Chair of Trustees Blog – OCAY Newsletter


This is a piece that OCAY's Chair of Trustees; Rachel Totton wrote for the OCAY Newsletter, where she speaks about her role as a Trustee and recruiting a new Vice-Chair Trustee: "I've been involved with OCAY since about 2008, first as a volunteer, then a trustee and currently chair of trustees for more than six [...]

Chair of Trustees Blog – OCAY Newsletter2021-01-18T11:39:31+00:00

York Systems Changers Programme – OCAY Newsletter


Our Lead Our Lead Advocate, Dan Brittan recently took part in the York Systems Changers Programme. This was a course where he explored creative ideas for supporting people in York with multiple and complex needs. This is what he had to say about it: "From September – December 2020 I attended York Systems Changers Programme. [...]

York Systems Changers Programme – OCAY Newsletter2021-01-18T11:38:26+00:00

OCAY Supports Older People who have had a recent Dementia Diagnosis – OCAY Newsletter


The Aviva Community Fund Crowdfunder Project has allowed us to fund free advocacy support for older people, who have recently had a diagnosis of dementia. Our volunteers can help with applications for power of attorney, advanced statements, welfare benefits, pensions, accessing health and social care services and complaints. They can help clients to challenge decisions [...]

OCAY Supports Older People who have had a recent Dementia Diagnosis – OCAY Newsletter2021-01-18T11:37:52+00:00

Advocacy Support for Veterans – OCAY Newsletter


The Veterans Foundation supported our bid to fund advocacy support to Veterans last year. The need for advocacy support was one of the main issues raised in the Armed Forces Covenant Survey. We are really pleased to have this opportunity to offer our free advocacy service to Veterans over the age of 50 who live [...]

Advocacy Support for Veterans – OCAY Newsletter2021-01-18T11:36:27+00:00

OCAY Q3 Stats (October-December 2020) – OCAY Newsletter


We have just completed our report for our Quarter 3 Stats (October-December 2020). OCAY volunteers have supported 211 older people so far, this financial year. 62% of our clients were female, whilst 38% were male. Thank you to everyone who has signposted older people to OCAY, you have really helped us to help older people. [...]

OCAY Q3 Stats (October-December 2020) – OCAY Newsletter2021-01-18T11:35:05+00:00

OCAY are Recruiting Volunteers!


OCAY is always recruiting new volunteers. It’s been really great that people still want to volunteer, despite the lockdown. Over the past few months, we have converted our face to face training to online and distance learning. Our volunteers have 4 sessions of training; Induction, Basic Advocacy Skills and Interview Skills and Record Keeping, which [...]

OCAY are Recruiting Volunteers!2021-01-12T12:25:11+00:00
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