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APPG on Youth Affairs – Tia Henderson

On Tuesday the 15th of October Me, Samah and Hamra went down to The House of Commons in London to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Affairs – to speak about the priorities for young people.We set off from Oldham to Manchester, at about 1 on clock and got on the train down …

Mental Health – Support and Services

Over the last few years, Mental Health has been one of the most important issues to young people in Oldham in the Make Your MarkA Nationwide campaign, run by UK Youth parliament, that gathers information on what is important to the youth of the United Kingdom. ballot. This is why Mental Health is one of …

Our Oldham Project Exhibition

Over the summer holiday, members of the Youth Voice Family have been working collaboratively on a project called Our Oldham, based on the 5 Ways to Well-being, which are : Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn and Give, with the final aim to raise money for the Charitable Fund Real Change. The Youth Voice Family …

Mental Health and I

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, our very own Comms Officer, Liam Harris, has published an article about Mental Health on medium.com. Below is a short excerpt. Mental Health. It is something we all have, no matter who we are. To some, it may be a blooming rose, gleaming at the sight of an …

16-18 Bus Survey

Later this year the Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, plans to introduce free bus travel for young people in the Greater Manchester area.  Please help us to understand how this might affect you by completing this short survey.  Click on the link below, complete the survey, and you can be entered into a prize draw …

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Kerrching Award Grants 2019

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the Kerrching – Youth Opportunity Fund awards are back for 2019. What It Is: Kerrching – Youth Opportunity Fund aims to provide opportunities for young people in their leisure time that will improve positive outcomes for children and young people living in Oldham. The fund …

Adopt a Monkey

Oldham Youth Council once had a campaign called purple monkey washing machine (check out the I love Me page for more info).  Back then we drafted in our friends, the purple sock monkeys, to help get our point across.  After all their hard work we now think they deserve some R&R living with an amazing …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 27/06/18

WELCOME Apologies :- Samah K., Tia J., Jess C., Nathan W.   HOUSING CONSULTATIONConsultation is when members of an organisation gather information/feedback from members of the public or group on a project or scheme. Tim English from Housing in Oldham Council came into the meeting to talk about the Housing Strategy. Tim has consulted to …

OYC Meeting Minutes – 13/06/18

WELCOME Apologies:- Jess C., Shariq A., Katie R., Katie W., Khadija A., Amber C Samah started the meeting off the meeting with Good News!   QAVs Oldham Youth Council has been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Services. As a celebration, it is being talked about all members of OYCOldham Youth Council getting a reward …

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 …