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.

Groups you can join

Inclusive Engagement Forum - The voice of children and young people with SEN/D and Health needs. Making Lambeth more inclusive.  Email Jerome to find out more.

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 having a voice in your school or college.

Voting and consultations

If you are 18 or over, you can vote in local and general elections. You need to make sure you are on the electoral register. MENCAP have guides to voting on their website.

Lambeth runs public consultations on a ragne of issues that may effect you.