Young Homeless Parliament
Five young homeless people from North Tyneside travelled down to London on March 15th to take part in the Youth Homeless Parliament (YHP). The YHP is made up of 100 young people aged 16-25 from across England and the young people involved are supported by Depaul UK.
The Young People met to lobby the Government on the freezing of Local Housing Allowance, affordable housing, rogue landlords, quality apprenticeships and the removal of housing benefit for those under the age of 21.
Whilst in Parliament, Mary gave the young people a tour of Parliament and took them for lunch. One young person said that after meeting Mary and receiving a tour of Parliament that it was “the best day of my life”.
Joe Kirwin from Depaul UK said “We would like to say a huge thank you to Mary for meeting with the young people, listening to their concerns, and giving us a tour of Parliament. I know for many of them it was truly a life changing experience.”