What is Surrey Youth Voice?

Surrey Youth Voice aims to bring about positive change in the services that are available to people aged 8 to 25. We want to empower you to help shape the services that are out there for you.

Surrey Youth Voice is run in partnership with young people in Surrey and the User Voice and Participation Team (part of Surrey County Council).

How we work

We do this by listening to people who have used services and hearing what they think works well as well as what needs to improve. We take this feedback to the departments in the council responsible for those services and make sure they include the feedback in their planning for the future.

The services might be anything from mental health support like the havens, foster care or residential homes, or support services for someone with an additional need or disability.

If you're care experienced, have an additional need or disability, or have used mental health services, or if you're passionate about improving your community, then Surrey Youth Voice is for you!

You can find out a bit more about 'participation' and the User Voice and Participation Team below but if you'd like to come along to a group drop us an email: user.voice@surreycc.gov.uk

What is participation?

Participation means taking part in something. In our experience it helps young people build self-belief and develop the skills needed to become confident and independent. It's a way to help shape your community and have your thoughts and opinions listened to.

"Participation made the most difference to my journey, I was an elective mute and now I'm off to uni."

Participating through one of our groups allows you to take an active part in making positive change to Surrey Services.

Find a participation group for you.

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