I’d like to let you know of opportunities for you to help shape the new Greater Manchester Young Person’s Guarantee. The Guarantee will reflect young people’s concerns about the future and will offer an outline of support and opportunities available. This will build on what is already available now as well as identify and respond to gaps. This will be particularly true of more vulnerable and marginalised young people.
There will be opportunities for a raft of individuals and organisations to respond to the challenge and the recovery process and determine how they can contribute to the Guarantee and be part of the solution.
Please feel free to share these opportunities within your networks:
Youth Advisory Group
Young people from across Greater Manchester are invited to apply for a place on the Youth Advisory Group.
The group of successful applicants will be aged between 11 and 30-year-olds and will work directly with Diane Modahl (Chair of the Youth Task Force), to provide direction and challenge to the Task Force to ensure the centrality of the young person’s voice. They will also have an influence in not only shaping, but developing and creating the Young Person’s Guarantee.
Applications to join the Youth Advisory Group are open until Sunday, August 2, 23:59. For more information and to apply, please go to Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s website.
Development of the Young Person’s Guarantee will include a programme of direct engagement and consultation with young people and youth organisations, along with colleges, training providers and businesses as part of a co-designed process with young people at the centre. It will be built utilising the combined strengths of the city-region’s voices in a coordinated partnership.
Consultation is a vital part of the process in the development of our Guarantee, so contribution and first-hand knowledge will go so far in helping us to build the foundation in which we will shape this long-lasting piece of work to ultimately build a better future for young people across our city-region.
Consultation is already underway with a series of events having already taken place throughout June and July.
On Thursday, June 25, young people across Greater Manchester joined together for an interactive digital event to kick-start consultation with both Diane and the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. The event was hosted by Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority Chair, Hania Sulaiman and, Youth Leads’ CEO, Saeed Atcha MBE.
Earlier on in the month (Thursday, July 16) Diane Modahl led a round-table session with over 70 educators from across the city-region to gather insight into concerns around young people and education.
There are two more round-table events currently scheduled:
- Local businesses – discussion around the vital role businesses play in the future of our young people. Hosted with the Co-Chair of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership, Mo Isap.
- Keeping connected, staying well – discussion around health and well-being and engagement with communities
If you are interested in joining the discussion please use the links above to register your place.
For more information about the Task Force, Guarantee and Youth Advisory Group, please go to Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s website.
Thank you and take care,
Assistant Communications & Engagement Officer
07970 26 1234