We're delighted to announce that Private Client Solicitor Chelsea Martin has been selected to become a trustee for the Older Citizens Advocacy York (OCAY).
OCAY has been an independent charity in York since 2002, funded primarily by the Big Lottery as well as a number of smaller grants, donations and fundraising. The team of 20 includes volunteers, trustees and permanent staff, all working together to improve the lives of their clients.
The organisation’s work involves supporting people over 50 who find it difficult to speak for themselves, providing advocacy to ensure that a person's voice is heard when issues affect their lives.
The opportunity required candidates to demonstrate their capabilities through a process of both written application and interview.
The board were unanimous in their decision to welcome Chelsea, praising her ‘personal skills of clarity, calm thoughtfulness and analysis and excellent communication skills’, as well as her ‘expertise in areas relevant to our clients and potential future development. ‘
Going forward, Chelsea’s role as a trustee will provide her with the opportunity to play a part in the long-term direction and focus of the charity, make decisions on new opportunities, the activities and services provided by the charity’s employees and volunteers and deepen the knowledge and expertise of the team.
Talking about her new appointment, Chelsea said. “I am really pleased to join the Board of Trustees at OCAY. Their current focus is on giving older people a voice and providing them with practical support and advocacy. This overlaps so well with the legal advice and guidance that we provide to our own clients in the Private Client team at Langleys and I am looking forward to the practical experience I will gain in the role.”
Find out more about OCAY https://www.oldercitizensadvocacyyork.org.uk/