Hammersmith & Fulham Youth Voice

H&F Youth Voice

About H&F Youth Voice

H&F Youth Voice truly values the voices of young people around the borough. Taking and listening to the experiences of young people and bringing them to the table, to help shape the borough to be a safe and thriving place for young people. H&F Youth Voice is made up of young people of different backgrounds and ages.

Youth Council

We co-produce activities, services and opportunities for young people. We want to ensure that young people have access to information and we have debates and discussions based on the experiences of young people and want to help support them the best we can. We also do research projects and plan out events for young people to get involved in.

Hammersmith & Fulham’s Youth Mayor and Member of Youth Parliament biannual elections take place every two years bringing new young people into the position. 

Anyone aged 11-19 who lives, works or goes to school in H&F can vote.

Youth Council elections 2024

Find out more about the 2024 elections and the new Youth Council members Youth Parliament and Youth Mayor and the 2024 Youth Council elections

What is involved in H&F Youth Council? 

In H&F Youth Council, you will be part of a hybrid of weekly meetings in person or online every Tuesday during term time, where you will be able to share your ideas, opinions and experiences on topics that affect young people today. Being part of Youth Council you will also get a lot of opportunities in and around the borough, networking with many different organisations and services that want to help make young people’s experiences better. 

Key priorities

Youth Council currently focuses on 5 key areas that affect young people in the borough and they are:

  1. Inclusion – Having an inclusive and diverse range of youth council members from all different walks of life.
  2. Staying Safe - Ensuring that young people feel safe in and around the borough and feel comfortable in expressing themselves.
  3. Mental Health - A welcoming space for young people who need support. It can help identify and have access the help when and if needed.
  4. Work Experience - To gain the experience, skills and qualities needed to prepare you for work.
  5. Life Skills - Having and developing the skills needed to help young people function well at the workplace.

Get involved in the Youth Council

  • Are you aged 11 to 25?
  • Do you live, study or work in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham?
  • Care about other young people and  
  • Want an opportunity to discuss topics that will impact your future
  • Something positive on your CV

To find out more contact Brenda.Whinnett@lbhf.gov.uk

Join the Youth Council

H&F Youth Council Recruitment Video

Youth Voice progress

Here are some of the Highlights and Achievements from Youth Council in 2023:

  • Action on Disability Signing of the Inclusion Charter
  • Policy Oversight Board
  • Art In The Park 
  • House of Commons
  • International Day of a Girl with L’Oréal 
  • Youth Council Open Days
  • Young People Forum
  • Meeting with Strategic Leads

Youth Council plans for 2024

What we hope to happen for Youth Council in 2024:

  • A successful hybrid Youth Cabinet Elections- More young people voting online and in person and also to run for Youth Cabinet positions
  • Expanding our network and strengthening our communications with services and organisations
  • Digital Youth Hub (April 2024?)- Resources based from key priorities to be accessible to young people
  • Expanding opportunities for young people- More events and activities  

Youth Council calendar 2024 

Take a look at the upcoming events with Youth Council:

  • Youth Mayor & UK Youth Parliament Elections - 19 February – 8 March 2024
  • Football versus Homophobia Football Match - 24 February 2024
  • Inclusion Art Competition  - 1 March 2024 
  • Beat the Streets - 28 February - April 2024 (TBC)
  • Youth Mayor & UK Youth Parliament Elections results evening - 14 March 2024

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