Sometimes you have an important decision to make but you don’t know how to go about it, you need to fill in a form but are getting a bit stuck, you have something to say, but don’t feel anyone is listening. And not being able to do those things can bring you down.
For residents in York who are over 50, Older Citizens Advocacy York (OCAY) can help you with any of the above situations and a lot more. Their motto ‘You talk – we listen – life changes’ is a simple explanation of what they do. Essentially they can act as an advocate, someone who supports you and enables you to speak up for yourself, to help you through a situation you are finding difficult or an issue that affects your life.
It’s a much-needed service and the people at OCAY are always out and about offering a listening ear and pointing people in the right direction. And almost always the outcome of their support is a positive effect on the wellbeing of the person they are helping.
So if you have an issue you need help with; a complaint to make, a form to fill in, an understanding of a health or social care issue, OCAY is the right place to come. Their events page details where they are out and about in York at the moment, or just give them a call on 01904 676200