Grief affects us all differently and there's no specific way you should be feeling. But, while it's important to give yourself time to grieve on your own terms, drawing on the support of close friends and family can make a huge difference to your outlook. Starting that conversation is never easy. Especially when you're struggling [...]
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Independent Age have set up a campaign called Credit where it's due. This winter, more so than ever, it’s important that people get the support they need. Too many older people have to choose whether they should heat their home or buy food. Which is why Independant Age are working hard to keep the credit [...]
https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/financial-inclusion-of-older-people We have reached week three of our Aviva Community Fund Project. Thank you so much to everyone that has already pledged their support to our bid. We are so very grateful and your support means alot to all at OCAY. We have reached 50% of our target and would love to get to 100%. [...]
Minds that matter: understanding mental health in later life In February, Independent Age launched a survey to find out about people's views and experiences of mental health in later life. They were overwhelmed by the number of responses, with nearly 3,000 people sharing their stories. The voices and experiences of older people are central to [...]
The Aviva Community Fund Crowdfunder is open. You can help us by clicking here! Please pledge your support to our bid and share our link to raise awareness about our project: Financial Inclusion of older people. The project will run until Monday 14th December. We want to ensure that older people are financially included in [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
So far, this financial year, we have supported 155 older people. 60% of our clients were female and 40% were male. Below, is a graph, showing the types of issues we have been supporting our clients with: Age of our Clients: Where our clients live: