General Article Young people present manifesto at Youth Homeless Parliament

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The Youth Homeless Parliament is a platform for 16- to 25-year-olds who have experienced homelessness to influence national and regional policy and services. The Foyer Federation is one of eight organisations involved including YMCA, Centrepoint, Crisis, Depaul UK, Forum Housing, St Mungo’s and St Basils.

The event was hosted by conservative MP Kris Hopkins, Minister for Housing and Local Growth at the Department for Communities, and Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Williams, Minister for Communities at the Department for Communities.

Young people from each organisation had the opportunity to present their Manifesto to the MPs and MPs responded, this was followed by open questioning; there was so much to talk about that Kris Hopkins and Stephen Williams were late for their next appointments!

‘Overall the day was fantastic and feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to go to the Houses of Parliament to talk to MPs about homelessness and how

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