Young people speak out at Equal Opportunities Committee
Quarriers Policy manager Kate Sanford, Inclusion worker Mandy Burns and young people we support - Byron Carruthers, Sharleen McLennon and Kayleigh McGair - enjoyed a day at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 12 June.
Along with staff and young people from Highland Homeless trust Quarriers staff and young people enjoyed a tour of Parliament, browsed the exhibition on display and passed through the garden lobby into the debating chamber and committee rooms.
After enjoying lunch in the Parliament Café Kate, Sharleen and Byron gave evidence at the Equal Opportunities Committee’s 11th meeting. The topic was ‘Having and keeping a home: steps to preventing homelessness among young people’. Mary Fee was Convener, Stuart McMillan was Deputy Convener and various members of the commitee were in attendance. MSPs Annabel Goldie Jean Urquhart, John Finnie, David Torrance also joined the debate.
Our young people were fantastic and received great feedback from several MSPs in relation to their honesty when sharing their own personal experiences. Convener Mary Fee has been in touch with Quarriers and would like to send a personal thank you to both Sharleen and Byron for their contribution on the day.
Quarriers Inclusion team would like to say thank you and well done to all participants.
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