St Basils young people were once again invited to take part in creating a Youth Manifesto for Erdington. Four St Basils Resident Reps who are part of St Basils Youth Council, travelled with staff who form St Basils local and internal youth engagement team, to meet with Rt Hon Jack Dromey MP as well as other young people from Erdington on Monday 6th February 2017.
Our young people’s involvement in the day meant Youth Homelessness and Cuts to Young People’s Benefits were raised as key issues during the discussions. There will be a Launch of the finalised Youth Manifesto in the near future which these young people will also be invited to attend.
Youth Engagement Officer Sam Henry said:
“I was a great day. Thanks to all the four resident reps who attended. They were a real credit to their own supported accommodation homes and to the St Basils Youth Council. Well done for getting involved and contributing to the various discussions that took place. Thanks also to Jack Dromey MP for inviting us to take part in this event once more, and also for offering all members of St Basils Youth Council the opportunity to visit the House of Commons and have a guided tour at a later date. I hope to organise this event soon”.