Youth Voice and St Basils manage and facilitate the Youth Homeless Parliament annually
The Youth Homeless Parliament was established in 2013 with the aim of young homeless people maintaining dialogue around homelessness and the impact of this, with Ministers and Civil Servants in Westminster
Every year, young people experiencing homelessness are asked to consult on questions posed by Government. These young people generally make up the partner organisations. This year’s partners are St Basils, Centrepoint, Depaul UK, YMCA England and Wales, Roundabout, Forum Housing, Youth Homeless North East and Youth Voice. However, for the first time in Youth Homeless Parliament history, the consultation was open to any young person aged 16-25 across England who has experience of homelessness. This consultation was completed digitally via Youth Voice’s Youth Radar, 167 young people participated giving over 650 responses to the questions; making the Youth Homeless Parliament 2019 consultation the biggest yet.
These responses have been collated into a report which will be discussed in Parliament on Monday 18th March 2019 with 36 young people, Heather Wheeler (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) and Civil Servants from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government; the Department for Education; Department for Work and Pensions; and the Department for Health and Social Care.