A security pass is required at all times to attend events in either of the secure Conference venues, Manchester Central or The Midland Hotel.


07.45 National Youth Agency

Manchester Central : Youth Zone

Local Youth Partnerships

Policy Roundtable, by invitation-only. Contact jhopkins@citadelcomms.co.uk


Youth services have all but disappeared from some communities. Does this matter? Too many young people do not have family or social networks to support them. We have a vibrant voluntary sector and a statutory review for local authorities. How can we shape and deliver effective local youth services together? Speakers include: Ben Bradley MP, Vice-Chair. APPG Youth Affairs; Leigh Middleton, CEO, National Youth Agency; Local Government Association representative; Youth Sector Leaders & Guests

09.30 National Youth Agency

Manchester Central : Youth Zone

Hear By Right

Young People and Decision-making. Presentation, taster-session and briefings. All welcome including councillors and local association officers.


Hear by Right was established was created with and for young people to support local authorities and can be used by any organisation working with young people. Join us to find out more about developing young people’s voice and influence in policy and decision-making, including local party associations and officers. Join NYA Chief Executive Leigh Middleton and NYA Trainers to find out more in this interactive session.

12.45 Bright Blue with Anchor Hanover Group

Jury's Inn Manchester : Rochdale Suite

The new giant evil? Reducing loneliness and isolation

This event explores the scale and impact of loneliness in modern Britain, and the role that public policy can and should play in alleviating it


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