About Trafford Youth Cabinet /
Here to make the voice of young people heard loud and clear in Trafford.
Our members are aged between 11 and 18 and each member lives, works or studies in Trafford. We normally meet weekly in term time at 4.30pm every Wednesday at the Talkshop in Sale Waterside. Though with the current climate we are currently meeting weekly over Zoom.
The Trafford Youth Cabinet is currently being run by Gorse Hill Studios in conjunction with the childhood engagement team at Trafford Council.
The youth cabinet tries to ensure equal opportunity for ALL children and young people and does everything possible to ensure that any young person who wishes to be involved is able to do so. This may involve paying for child care costs, adaptations or special communication tools as required.
We're the Trafford Youth Cabinet, and we're your voice. Interested? Contact us to find out how you can get involved and have your say or click here to look at some reasons to join Trafford Youth Cabinet.
Hi I am Tom, I've been working with the youth cabinet since January.
I am a youth and community worker working at Gorse Hill Studios, I graduated 3 years ago and have since been working in Trafford within various roles. I have been interested in politics for as long as I can remember and only wish more young people shared that interest.
My favourite thing about the youth cabinet has got to be the amazing young people who make up the cabinet, they are funny, smart, driven and make me feel like a proud parent.
This is Meera one of our MYPs, she’s 17 years old and is currently studying A-Levels in Politics, History and English Literature at a sixth form in Trafford.
Meera has been a part of TYC for nearly 6 years and is also a member of local charity Youth Mental Health Matters. This next year her plans as MYP are to start campaigns around combating climate change, knife crime and mental health.
“Youth Cabinet has given me so many amazing opportunities and it’s allowed me to be introduced to the world of politics, and encouraged me to pursue a career in the subject, along with being able to meet some wonderful people along the way.”