In an exciting new development, Tŷ Hafan is proud to announce that it is now a partner organisation with the Welsh Youth Parliament.
The partnership will mean that a child aged between 11 and 18 who receives care and support from Tŷ Hafan will take his or her seat as a Member of the Welsh Youth Parliament when it commences its second term in February 2022.
Maria Timon Samra, Chief Executive of Tŷ Hafan, said: “I am very proud to announce that Tŷ Hafan is now a partner organisation with the Welsh Youth Parliament.
“This will give children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families, across Wales, a voice at this important democratic forum for the very first time”.
“Most importantly, it will give our community a voice on a key platform and will help to keep life-limiting conditions, disability and children’s rights firmly on the civic agenda, and, in the public eye.
“I am looking forward to the nomination of our young representative. My colleagues and I are excited to work with them to create opportunities across the board for children with a life-limiting condition and their families in Wales.”
If any child aged 12 to 18 for whom we provide care and support, or their families, should like to find out more about this opportunity please contact the hospice. Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02920 532 255.
Tŷ Hafan is one of 18 partner organisations revealed today. For a full list of all the Welsh Youth Parliament’s partner organisations go to youthparliament.senedd.wales/about/partners/
A further 40 members of the Welsh Youth Parliament will be elected from schools and tertiary colleges across Wales in the coming weeks.
The partner organisation were selected by the Llywydd of the Senedd, Elin Jones MS, Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland and Chair of the Senedd’s Children, Young People and Education Committee, Jayne Bryant MS.
Llywydd of the Senedd, Elin Jones MS, said: “We have selected a varied list of experienced organisations with a track record in supporting and empowering young people and who will, I have no doubt, contribute greatly to the work of the next Welsh Youth Parliament.”