The British Youth Council is the National Youth Council of the UK. A youth-led charity, we empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.
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The British Youth Council is delighted to welcome new guidance from the government to local authorities on supporting young people in their local areas. The new guidance, which has been issued by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), is set to ensure young people have the services and activities they need in their
Young people set to question panel of experts on the cost of living crisis and its impact on young people’s health
Members of the British Youth Council Youth Select Committee will be joined by key figures from organisations including Disability UK and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to hear evidence as part of their inquiry into the cost of living and its impact on young people’s health. Almost half a million young people declared health and wellbeing
Members of the British Youth Council have restated the importance of young people’s mental health, calling on the UK Government to examine the impact reduced funding has had on care practitioners’ ability to deliver tailored support to suit all needs. The call comes off the back of the organisation’s Annual Council Meeting, where representatives from
Members of the British Youth Council’s Youth Select Committee launch their call for written evidence as part of their inquiry into the rising cost of living and its impact on young people’s health and wellbeing. The written inquiry provides young people with the opportunity to hear from a diverse range of players on the subject,