Young people in Derby are being asked to take 15 minutes to tell those in power what matters to them in a new online survey.

The survey asks 14 to 25 year olds to give their honest views on topics such as careers advice, their health and wellbeing, democracy and Brexit. These issues affect every young person in our area, so we need as many people to take part to get their voices heard.

The results of the survey are being used to create a picture of what it’s like to be a young person living in Derby at the moment. Young people in 19 other areas across England and Wales are being asked to fill in the same survey and the results are being brought together to be shared and discussed with politicians and senior representatives at a national conference in July, hosted in Huddersfield.

How do people take part?

If you fall into the 14-25 age group and live in Derby please follow the link to the survey and share with your friends too. We would also encourage people to share the link with young people that they know or work with – please use the share buttons at the top of this article to share a link or onto social media.

Who is behind the survey?

The survey, and the conference in July, are part of the work of the Key Cities Group. The group was established in 2013 and represents 20 medium-sized ‘cities’ from Sunderland and Kirklees in the North to Plymouth in the South West.

Councillor Evonne Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People commented:

“This survey is an excellent opportunity to listen to and engage with young people from Derby on the critical factors and ideas relevant to each of the themes.  For example: What is it like to be a young person living in a medium-sized city in terms of housing, transport, health and social care and other issues.

Every response is key to ensuring that Derby is taking part in a major conversation to discuss how we can improve the lives of young people.”