York Charity For Older People Given £300,000 Boost



As reported in The Press.


A York charity that helps older people get their voices heard has received more than £300,000 in National Lottery funding.

Older Citizens Advocacy York (OCAY) is celebrating an award of £313,184 over five years from the Big Lottery Fund.

Based in a shop front premises on Townend Street, near York Hospital, OCAY has been helping older people in the city since 2001.

Offering a free, independent and confidential service, it specialises in helping to get people with issues such as housing, health and social care, finances and benefits.

OCAY estimates that it has helped more than 3,500 people aged 50 plus since it was set up.

Chair of trustees, Rachel Totton, said: “I am delighted that Big Lottery has again recognised the high quality of our charity’s work.

“This shows their understanding of the growing numbers of older people in York and the complex issues that many older people face and with which they may seek help.


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