Lottery back helpers who fight for elderly! 
OCAY is celebrating been awarded £313,184 by The Big Lottery Fund. The funding will help OCAY make sure that more people across the City of York aged 50 and over know more about and can benefit from its work. 
The Lottery money is spread over 5 years from April 2016 to March 2021. 

OCAY is one of the Lord Mayor's nominated charities for 
2015 - 2016 

OCAY is looking for a paid P/T Advocate 
Click on this link to find out the details.  
From left to right - Ian Crisp - Consort, The Lord Mayor Sonja Crisp, Sheriff's Lady Debora Smith, Lynn Gregory from Toastmasters, Sheriff Brian Smith on Saturday 20th June at the Toastmasters fundraiser event in Parliament Street, York. The Toastmasters were raising money for the Lord Mayor's charities. 


Are you a resident of the City of York and aged 50 or over? 
Are you finding sorting out some issues in your daily life a bit of a nightmare? 
Do you want someone alongside you who can give a helping hand and a strong voice when you need to speak up for yourself? 
OCAY may be able to help you by providing an advocate. This is someone who will work in partnership with you and take your side. 
Our advocacy service is free, confidential and independent. Our advocates will listen to what you want and act on your behalf at all times. We put people first and treat everyone equally. 




Our free and independent advocacy service is available for all residents of York aged over 50 who feel they need our help. 
Our promotional video shows more of the impact our service has on peoples' lives.