Our Voice

What we're doing

Our Voice is the Kirklees young advisors project. More than 160 young people are now part of Our Voice and are ready and eager to work with the council and its partners to help them understand what it is like for a young person to live, work and play in the Kirklees area. This page provides details on Our Voice involved projects. Useful links and documents are available down the right hand column for further information.

When we're doing it?

Between 01-Sep-2012 and 15-Jun-2016

We will be

  • Asking for information
  • Giving out/sharing information


  • Climate change and the environment
  • Crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Customer experiences
  • Education and learning
  • Events, leisure and culture
  • Health, wellbeing and lifestyle
  • Housing
  • Planning and regeneration
  • Roads and transport

Where's it happening?

Across the whole of Kirklees:

More information on what we're doing

Our Voice provides teams of trained young people, aged 15 to 21, who have the skills & ability to work with community leaders & decision makers to increase the engagement of young people in local decision making, in community life & the improvement of services
Our Voice offer:
Young people led research
Young people's creative consultation
Young people's appraisal
Young people's shadow boards
Young people's decision making panels
Youth proofing information and material development
Mystery Shopping

What happened?

Please see links on the right of this page to projects Our Voice have been and are currently involved with

What difference did the work make?

The progress and outcomes of Kirklees Our Voice Project are broken down mothly in our blog. You can see this at: http://kirkleesyc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/BLOG-SPOT.pdf (copy the link into your browser)

Methods of involvement

MethodHowHow many peopleStartEnd
OtherCommissioned work with Our VoiceUnknown01-09-201215-06-2016

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