Generation Medics Sign Letter to the PM asking for an Opportunity Guarantee for Young People’s Futures
In July 2021, Generation Medics was invited to a Government group discussion (All Party Parliamentary Group) to discuss ‘Levelling up for young people: Building an Opportunity Guarantee’. The aim of the paper that we supported, is to outline what needs to be done to secure young futures and how organisations like ours, schools and wider services can work together with employers to provide employment opportunities.
“The scarring impact of Covid on young people’s employment prospects is being keenly felt… We are hearing that young people really are fearing for their future and doubt that they will be able to find a good quality job where they live”.
Laura-Jane Rawlings, Co-Chair of the Youth Employment Group
Politicians, Generation Medics and other partner youth groups, were all invited to discuss the government agenda for the next six – twelve months.
After the past 18 months of disruption to education and the economy due to the pandemic, discussions focused on how youth services can improve, regionally and nationally, in a post-pandemic economy.
Following the APPG our recommendations will be presented to senior government officials to see what they mean for the Government’s Spending Review.
Dr Hinnah Rafique, Founder of Generation Medics, a multi-award-winning social enterprise working to widen participation and support social mobility for disadvantaged people across the UK said:
“Our work is not just direct delivery of support to individuals and communities- even though this is important and change’s lives.
Since inception, we have always participated in research and policy development in order to build the evidence-base for change.
Understanding the importance of championing these important issues and presenting the experiences of the people we’re helping, means that we find ourselves feeding into important discussions with decision makers at the regional, national and international level.
We have signed a letter to the PM (together with our partners at YEG) to see a more joined up service and improve opportunities available for disadvantaged young people across the UK.
Now more than ever, we need to create a plan to address deeply rooted inequalities for young people accessing careers services from region to region.”