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Queens Award for Voluntary Service

It is with great pride that we can now share that we have been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Services! It is an amazing honour and a credit to the hundreds of young people who have volunteered over the past 12 years! At the time of print we think that we are the only …

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Week Commencing 14th May, Menatl Health Awareness Week, saw us release our series of camouflage body paint images.  These images were part of a project in collaboration with Oldham Theatre Workshop and centred around poung people’s mental health.  Working with the amazing Emma Cammack (http://www.emmacammack.net/) a project was set up using body painting techniques to …

Our Article

As a response to Claire Fox’s views on votes at 16, published in the The MJ Magazine, our Chair produced an amazing article.  It answers the questions about why young people haven’t taken to the streets, why age limits of on buying alcohol shouldn’t be taken as an argument not to lower the voting age …

kerrching funding

Kerrching Award Grants

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the Kerrching – Youth Opportunity Fund awards are back for 2018.  The application form is now live and can be downloaded by clicking this button Download Here What It Is: Kerrching – Youth Opportunity Fund aims to provide opportunities for young people in their leisure …

Make Your Mark 2017

Every year the United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP) holds a UK-wide ballot called ‘Make Your Mark’, where all young people, 11 – 18, can vote on what they feel is important in their lives and what they think Members of the Youth Parliament should campaign on for the year ahead. The UK Youth Parliament is …

Call for candidates

Are you aged 11-21? Do you live, work or go to school/college in Oldham? Here’s 5 reasons why you should stand in our elections

Private Members Bill No.9

Votes as 16 has been a strong subject expressed by the Youth in Oldham, and in England. Allowing 16 and 17 year olds to vote in general elections, private members bill no.9 aims to lower the voting age. Jim McMahon, MP for Oldham West and Royton, decided to take his chance for a bill to …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 02/08/17

WELCOME Apologies from Saadiqah B., Khadija A., Brandon G., Jess C., Sarah N., Samah K. Amber started of the meeting with ‘Guess the Councillor’ activity.   VOTES AT 16 UPDATE Attendees of the second meeting for Votes at 16 Bill planning gave feedback to the Youth Council about the plans and discussions that have developed …

Youth Mayor Making 2017

On 28th June 2017 T.Jay Turner officially handed over the Youth Mayor reigns to Mohammed Marouf Ahmed.  T’Jay has done and amazing job over the last 12 months and will be remembered fondly by children, young people and adults across Oldham.   T.Jay has left very big shoes to fill but Marouf is more than …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 21/06/17

Welcome   Apologies Tomi, Ge, Marouf   Sexual Health Education Consultation Leanne Davies, from Oldham Council’s Public Health team, wanted to discuss sexual health services and the standard of support offered to young people in Oldham.  The meeting split into 3 groups and discuss issues such as the information given to young people around sexual …