Author: Angela McCormack

Greater Manchester Youth Assembly (GMYA)

During the summer holidays, members of RBYC attended the Greater Manchester Youth Assembly (GMYA) meeting with young people from across all areas of Greater Manchester – Rochdale, Oldham, Bury, Wigan, Bolton, Salford, Tameside, Trafford, Manchester and Stockport..  They get together to work on a larger scale to tackle issues affecting all local authorities such as transport, health and education.  During this meeting, they discussed and voted on which points should or shouldn’t be added to their manifesto as issues to work and campaign on and will meet again soon to put a plan of action in place. After the GMYA meeting, young people from...

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Newly Elected Childrens Champion

A big welcome on board to our newly elected Children’s Champion and Deputy.  Hannah Nazir has been voted in as our new Children’s Champion by children in primary schools across Rochdale Borough and Madeline Bamford as the Deputy. They were elected with 7,618 votes.  Hannah was elected with her 3 manifesto points which were: more swimming in schools from year 4 onwards, more awareness for online safety and more youth clubs.  We look forward to working alongside them both and achieving their campaigns. Tweet Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in...

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Children in Care Council (CiCC)

Rochdale Borough CiCC, the ‘Listen Up Group’, meets fortnightly at Matthew Moss Youth Centre to give young people in care the opportunity have their voice heard and help improve local services provided.  They frequently speak to the corporate parenting board (CPB) to express any issues, concerns or praises from young people in care.  The last CPB meeting focused on ‘health’ and the CiCC gave a presentation about their views and experiences as cared for children.  The next subject they will be focusing on is ‘placement, choice, stability’. The group are currently wanting to recruit new members and are planning to have some...

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Northern Powerhouse

Young people from across the North of England are working together to try and overcome the North/South divide and encourage more people to invest in Northern England as much as they do in Southern England.  On Saturday 9th July, RBYC members attended a Northern Powerhouse event at Huddersfield University to share their views on transport, education, health services and youth voice across the North of England.  After attending workshops and working on a plan of action, they fed back to key decision makers and discussed how they feel they should be involved when agreeing what should be on the...

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It has been a pleasure to work with Zara and Stephanie for the past year and they have made such a positive impact to the Rochdale Borough. Zara was elected with 8,221 votes from primary school children across the Rochdale borough and her campaigns were: stop smoking, cleaner parks and have more youth clubs.  They have all been very successful.  Both Zara and Stephanie have been involved in so many events such as interviews, holding their own meetings, fundraising for the Mayor’s charities, hosting events and even having their say in consultations. We’d like to say a big thank you to...

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