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Your Mental Health is Important

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What is the OYC?

We are a group of democratically elected young people who represent the young people of Oldham. We have up to 70 members who are aged 11 – 21 and live, go to school or work in Oldham.

Our Constitution

What do we do?

We help Oldham’s young people have their say. We work with loads of different services and organisations to make sure that young people are able to shape and influence decisions that affect our lives.

Our News

We aim to…

–Promote opportunities for young people from across Oldham
–Raise the profile of young people
–Represent Oldham young people locally, regionally and nationally
–Campaigns on issues that effect the lives of young people.

Our Motions


Following the latest government advice about Coronavirus, all Oldham Youth Service face to face, indoor sessions (including Oldham Youth Council meetings) are cancelled till further notice. It’s with enormous sadness that we temporarily close our doors, but the safety of our youth councillors and staff is of utmost importance.

During this time our youth workers will be busy, working hard to run our meetings online,  while using our social media channels to run training and fun sessions to help you to pass the boredom and keep you active.  

Click the button below to find out more details about what we will be doing.


Priorities and Campaigns


Oldham Youth Voice


Minutes of Meetings


Meetings and Events


Mental Health During COVID

Support and Services Over the last few years, Mental Health has been one of the[…]

OYC April 2020 Monthly Memo

Here is a round up of all of the highlights of OYC’s April 2020!

OYC Meeting Minutes – 29/04/20

WELCOME Apologies : Tia H., Isabelle A., Hsfa F., Rahman F., Ellie L. TEN FORWARD[…]

OYC Meeting Minutes – 15/04/20

WELCOME Apologies : Dylan H. The meeting started off with Youth Councillors and Staff introducing[…]

Our Team

Oldham Youth Council elect Youth Councillors to take on roles to help with the day to running.
These include leadership roles, representative roles and officer roles.

Find out more

Samah Khalil

Youth Mayor

I’m passionate about feminism, empowerment of young people and standing against racial and religious discrimination‪.

Tia Henderson


As a member of CICC as well, I want to represent as many young people across Oldham as I can. I want to ensure our voices are listened too!‬

Hamra Hanif-Ali

Vice Chair

I was elected in April 2018, with an opportunity to be heard. I am passionate about climate change and equal pay for equal work.

Charlotte Clasby

Campaigns Officer

I was voted on to Youth Council in early 2018. I am passionate about equality and hope to help make Oldham a better place for young people’

Heather Price

Member of Youth Parliament (MYP)

I’m from Oldham East. I was elected onto OYC in March of 2018. I am very passionate about tackling climate change.

Sarah Nazir

Member of Youth Parliament (MYP)

I have been apart of the OYC since 2016. Here, I’ve learnt that to make a genuine difference, you need action alongside passion.

Hfsa Fahad

Deputy MYP & Campaigns Officer

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Leah Cyprus

Deputy Member of Youth Parliament

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Melissa Demsteader

Greater Manchester Rep

I was elected in 2016 and Oldham’s youth voice family is incomparable to anything I’ve experienced! My passion is for promoting equal opportunities.

Liam Harris

Communications Officer

I aim to help the youth of Oldham in propelling their voice and make them heard, all whilst having fun doing it!

Karl Houghton

Events Officer

I became youth councillor by chance but the opportunity to meet new people and make a difference as been amazing!

Zoe Cummins

Inclusivity Officer

I am passionate about ensuring that the voices of all young people in Oldham are heard, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or religion.

Isaac Quinn

Wellbeing Officer

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Contact us

If you would like to join the youth council, just want to find out what we’re doing or how you can get involved please use the form below and we’ll get right back to you.