Have your say, get involved

Do you feel that you would like to change your community? Do you feel passionate about something? Would you like to help others? 

Do you know how to get your voice heard?

It is important that everyone has the opportunity to have their say, and that people listen to you, especially when this directly affects you.

So, if you are happy to have people ask what you think, feel happy to talk about your ideas and have people listen to you - how do you get your voice heard?

There are several organisations that you can join, with the added bonus of being with like-minded young people. Or, you can take part in consultations about the things you feel are important.


  • Lambeth Youth Council - a group of young people making positive changes to their community. They are the youth voice in local democracy. 
  • UK Youth Parliament - an opportunity for 11-18-year-olds to stand for election as a MYP (Member of Youth Parliament).
  • Student councils and student unions - ask at your sixth form or college about opportunities to have a voice in your school or college.


Remember, if you are 18 years old or over, you have the right to vote in local and general elections, but before you can do this, you must have registered to be on the electoral register.

There is also an easy-read guide to voting in England.