Harry achieved his aim of getting national support from the UK Youth Parliament for the regional campaign of supporting Young Carers. At the Annual Sitting held this weekend in Leeds, Harry was successful in his bid to have the young carers campaign accepted as part of the Health manifesto that UKYP will action this year.
The campaign in Yorkshire & Humberside is committed to supporting Young Carers by making their school life more manageable in recognition of the work they do caring for unwell or disabled relatives. Before attending the Annual Sitting, Harry stated it was his intention to make this a national project, so that the great campaign work happening in Kirklees, Calderdale and Sheffield to support their Young Carers, could take place all over the country by all MYPs.
In manifesto development sessions, Harry put forward a clause to be part of UKYP’s Health pledges to increase provision and funding for young carers. The motion was unilaterally accepted by the Health session group, and with this consensus Harry wrote the manifesto commitment to support the campaign.
This along with all other commitments that were passed at the Annual Sitting, will be subjected to a nationwide consultation of members of the public, other Youth Parliament figures, and organisations that work with young people such as Sheffield Futures.
“The Youth Parliament has given resounding support to this campaign and with the help of other social activists and fellow MYPs I intend to keep working to get this accepted and get Young Carers the support they deserve” – Harry MYP
For more information about Harry’s work at the UKYP Annual Sitting, visit his twitter feed from the weekend http://twitter.com/#!/Harrymyp