National Youth Reference Group (NYRG) was established 9 years ago and consists of 40 young homeless people from across the 9 regions in England. St Basils manage and facilitate NYRG to ensure young people are represented regardless of their geographical location.
NYRG offers young homeless people the opportunity to consult, advise and influence a wide variety of organisations, local authorities and government departments on their policy development and implementation from a youth led perspective.
NYRG members are fully trained and equipped with the skills necessary to actively and safely share their life experiences to appropriately assist organisations. Additionally, NYRG members are trained as mentors who support the engagement of newer NYRG members and further break down barriers.