You can learn the basics of how to get your voice heard with our introduction to the UK Parliament or develop expert campaigner skills with a more detailed workshop.
Find out how to influence MPs and members of the House of Lords and discover the many different ways you can take part in the important conversations going on in Parliament!
Sessions for everyone
These sessions are for all sorts of community organisations, including housing associations, tenants and resident groups, voluntary organisations, faith groups, youth groups, sports groups, co-ops, social enterprises and many more.
Whether you are concerned with housing, education, the environment or something else, tell us what your community wants from your session. Our exciting new resources will let your group focus on the topics and issues that matter to them, and include activities, puzzles, quizzes, debates and discussions.
Everyone's voice should be heard
If you are part of a group of people that are underrepresented in Parliament, we are particularly keen to support you. For example, we offer sessions for women and women's groups, adults with learning disabilities (ALD), young people, black and ethnic minorities and the long-term unemployed. We also provide Welsh language sessions for Welsh speakers.
It is also possible to tailor the sessions depending upon the requirements of your audience. To find out more, contact your Community Outreach and Engagement Officer.
Workshops we offer
We offer workshops focusing on empowering and equipping women to engage with the work of the UK Parliament to make sure they get their voices heard.
Empowering Women – Discover the UK Parliament
How do national decisions affect you? Find out why this is important and how you can influence the UK Parliament and get your voice heard. Discover the difference between the UK Parliament and Government. Find out all this and more with this introductory session specially tailored to women and women's groups.
Calling All Women! Get Heard in the UK Parliament
How do you get an issue onto the UK Parliament’s agenda? How can you turn your ideas into legislation? What does it take to influence government policy? Find out with this practical session
packed with real-world tips and advice on campaigning, specially tailored to women and women's groups.
People, Power and Parliament - An Introduction to Your UK Parliament
How can you begin to influence the UK Parliament and get your voice heard? How do you contact your MP? What does the House of Lords do, and how can you contact them?
What are the different ways in which MPs and Lords can raise issues on your behalf? Find out all this and more with this interactive session, featuring quizzes and activities. A one-hour workshop (minimum 15 people).
Are You Influential? Get Your Voice Heard in the UK Parliament
Find out how to take action and make an impact on decisions made in the UK Parliament. You will discover the tools your organisation can use to influence debates, decisions and legislation.
You will also learn how to build effective relationships with MPs and members of the House of Lords. This session is perfect for those wishing to be heard and make a difference on the issues that matter most. A two-hour interactive workshop with discussions, debates and quizzes (minimum 15 people).
EMPOWER! For adults with learning difficulties
Discover EMPOWER! our Adults with Learning Disabilities Programme, empowering and enabling adults with learning disabilities to make civic engagement choices throughout their lives.
Your session will feature a range of activities, quizzes and discussion points and a special film presented by adults with learning disabilities. All our activities and materials are in easy read and the session has been specially designed to encourage adults with learning disabilities to get engaged.
Sessions can last an hour or more with breaks (minimum 10 people including carers)
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