Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham. OL2 1UT
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What has the OYC done?

Short film produced by our OYC Champions to help spread the word

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

Priorities and Campaigns

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Oldham Youth Voice

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Minutes of Meetings

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Meetings and Events

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Latest News

Check out what we have been up to and the differences we have made in Oldham.

Our Oldham Project Exhibition

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OYC Meeting Minutes – 21/08/19

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OYC Meeting Minutes – 07/08/19

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REAL CHANGE

Following Make Your Mark results in 2018, young people stated catagorically that homelessness was an issue they wanted to change. From this Oldham Youth Coucil got involved in the creation and organisation of the social action fund, Real Change, that looks to help all people that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
For this project to work we need your help to raise funds!

START NOW

Our Team

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

Find out more

Samah Khalil

Youth Mayor

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

Megan Birchall

Chair

I stood for election in 2018. My passions include all things politics.

Isabelle Anastasiou

Member of Youth Parliament (MYP)

I’ve lived in Oldham all my life, I am passionate about striving to improve the quality of opportunities that young people are presented with.

Tia Henderson

Vice Chair

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!‬

Liam Harris

MYP & Comms Officer

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

Katie O’Leary-Russell

Events Officer

Elected in 2014, I am one of the longest serving Youth Councillors. I belive there should more clubs and activities in Oldham for under 16’s,

Heather Price

Deputy Member of Youth Parliament

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

Hfsa Fahad

Campaigns Officer

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Sarah Nazir

Deputy Member of Youth Parliament

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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’

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.

Afsana Khatun

Wellbeing Officer

I have been on the Youth Council for 3 years now and something I feel strongly about is the mental health of young people.

Hamra Hanif-Ali

Greater Manchester Rep

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

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.