Join the Metro Mayor’s Youth Impact Group
About Metro Mayor’s Youth Impact
Too often, young people are excluded from the debate when politicians make decisions, despite the fact that we are the ones who must live with the consequences of these decisions the longest! This has to change. We are working to make sure that our voices are heard loud and clear when it comes to shaping our region’s future.
Who we are
Metro Mayor’s Youth Impact is a group of young people and youth organisations from Halton, Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral working together with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Metro Mayor to empower youth in our region.
Why YOU should get involved
Too often young people are excluded from the debate when politicians make decisions. We invite young people under 18* to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We want our young people to get involved in their communities and local democracy to create real political and social change.
Shape our group’s work to address the issues that you are passionate about.
Make new friends and meet with those in local government to inform
Learn about your city region whilst developing key life skills in communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.
Represent over 175,000 young people and champion the cause of those less heard.
What is the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
A combined authority is essentially a partnership between neighbouring councils that allows for joint-working on certain policies and services that affect the entire community. It’s a form of devolution meaning it brings decision-making closer to the citizen and is more democratic. If you live in a mayoral combined authority area, you can have more of a say over policies and services. The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority works with the 6 boroughs of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral across a range of issues:
Digital Inclusion is about making sure that people have the capability to use the internet to do things that benefit them day to day—whether that be improving connectivity and accessibility or teaching digital skills.
Culture and the creative arts are vital parts of our identity. We are hugely proud of our cultural heritage and want to celebrate what makes all our areas special to the people who live and work within them.
By growing our economy, we can benefit every person who lives and works within it. And by investing in our people and our communities, we can build a fairer, more inclusive city region for everyone.
We’re improving and transforming the ways in which people can move around the region and beyond, connecting people to employment, education, leisure, and growing the economy.
Energy and the Environment
We want to leave our environment in a better state than we found it. We plan to become global capital of innovation in sustainable technology and a zero-carbon city region by 2040.
How to get involved
You can get involved in all sorts of ways, from joining discussion groups to participating in meetings with the Metro Mayor and Combined Authority. If meetings aren’t your thing, you could help us gather opinion on major issues by taking polls, or volunteer with us.