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Advice & Support Available in York

2021-01-12T10:07:07+00:00

Six in ten pensioner homeowners are failing to claim their full entitlement of state benefits losing out on £1,000s 42% of eligible pensioner homeowners are failing to claim any benefits at all An average of £830 a year is being lost by homeowners failing to claim 20% are under-claiming and missing out on £702 extra income [...]

Advice & Support Available in York2021-01-12T10:07:07+00:00

IT Reuse Scheme – Partners Promoting Together!

2021-01-11T10:01:37+00:00

York IT Reuse scheme launched to get York connected. Covid-19 restrictions have rapidly increased people’s need for the internet and online services. With frequent changes in restrictions, it has become more important to go online to find reliable information, to access vital services and support, cut household bills, maintain contact with friends and relatives, find [...]

IT Reuse Scheme – Partners Promoting Together!2021-01-11T10:01:37+00:00

Symptom-Free COVID-19 Tests: A letter from City of York Council

2021-01-06T11:21:37+00:00

A letter has been sent out today, to all residents of the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward, asking them and their families to get a symptom-free COVID-19 test, due to a spike in the number of Coronivarus cases in this area. A testing site is being set up at York Acorn Rugby Club, Thanet Road, YO24 [...]

Symptom-Free COVID-19 Tests: A letter from City of York Council2021-01-06T11:21:37+00:00

National Lockdown Update – We are still Open

2021-01-05T12:56:52+00:00

OCAY helps people in York over the age of 50, by providing information and support through advocacy. We help with benefits, pensions, housing and consumer issues, amongst other things. We are still open and are working from home to provide our advocacy service, during the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown. Staff will take your call [...]

National Lockdown Update – We are still Open2021-01-05T12:56:52+00:00

Happy New Year from OCAY!

2021-01-04T09:23:23+00:00

Happy New Year 2021 from all at OCAY! We have re-opened today (Mon 4th January) following the Christmas break. We are working from home due to the COVID-19 Tier 3 restrictions in York. We can support our clients over the phone and by post. If you are in need of advocacy support, please contact us [...]

Happy New Year from OCAY!2021-01-04T09:23:23+00:00

OCAY Christmas Closure Information

2020-12-22T12:38:35+00:00

OCAY will be closed for the Christmas break, from Thursday the 23rd December at 4pm and will re-open on Monday the 4th of January at 10am. There will be no staff present during this period. To report an emergency incident, contact the emergency services immediately via telephone or 999. You can also contact non-emergency services [...]

OCAY Christmas Closure Information2020-12-22T12:38:35+00:00

York Foodbank Christmas Opening Information

2020-12-22T09:10:06+00:00

Foodbank distribution sessions will be running as normal up to and including 23rd December. If you have any clients who you believe will need help over Christmas, then please kindly advise them to come in on or before 23rd December to collect their food package. York Foodbank are open at Living Word in Huntington again [...]

York Foodbank Christmas Opening Information2020-12-22T09:10:06+00:00

Independent Age – Home truths: hearing your stories

2020-12-21T09:29:55+00:00

Independent Age have launched a new report outlining the huge impact that COVID-19 has had on people in later life. You can read the report here. Thousands of you shared your experiences, and highlighted the challenges that you’re facing which are reflected in the report, alongside their recommendations. People haven’t been able to see family [...]

Independent Age – Home truths: hearing your stories2020-12-21T09:29:55+00:00

Feedback Comments on OCAY’s end of year grant report, from Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust York Committee

2020-12-16T10:42:28+00:00

We recently submitted our end of grant report for funding of our benefits advocacy work, to the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust York Committee. We received some excellent feedback from them. Here is what they had to say: ‘Thank you again for kindly submitting your end of grant report to us for review during the November [...]

Feedback Comments on OCAY’s end of year grant report, from Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust York Committee2020-12-16T10:42:28+00:00

Here to help you this winter – A video from health professionals

2020-12-14T14:10:35+00:00

GP practices are working really hard to support you and your families this winter. A range of professionals are on hand to help you, this could be a GP, practice nurse, pharmacist, social prescriber, dementia care coordinator, urgent care practitioner, advanced nurse practitioner to name but a few! Although coronavirus has changed the way GP [...]

Here to help you this winter – A video from health professionals2020-12-14T14:10:35+00:00
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