Ruth's role is to lead the work of the charity and community outreach, working with volunteers, Trustees and other staff to implement OCAY's startegic plan.
She also works to contact potential clients and ensure that organisations which have contact with older people know about the work of OCAY.
She previously managed York Wheels and is experienced in working with older people.
Dan's role is to undertake both general and specialised advocacy with clients, including many of the initial contact meetings. Dan also supports volunteers provding professional supervision and facilitaing a peer support network.
Dan joined OCAY in 2016. His background is in Mental Heath and General Advocacy and he has worked for York Mind.
Dan is a keen runner and recently completed the Run for All 10k on behalf of OCAY.
Charity Support Assistant
Kayleigh’s role is to be the first line of contact for OCAY via all communication channels. She also provides the day to day administrative, financial and business support for OCAY’s staff, trustees and volunteers. Kayleigh has previously worked as a laboratory assistant at the University of York and as an administrative assistant for Watermark Plumbing Supplies. Her grandparents are very important to her and she spends a lot of time with them. This is what has made her want to pursue a career around working with and helping older people.