NCV Header
Parliament Group

Your Voice Matters

Our "Your Voice Matters" workshops are for all new citizens and ESOL learners (ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages) who are resident in the UK.

The workshop is FREE to attend and includes lunch, we also try to provide transport to the venue wherever possible.

Aims and Objectives of the Workshop:

  • To demonstrate how they can influence local and national decisions that shape their lives.
  • Provide new citizens with the skills, information and knowledge required for more effective participation in UK life at local, national and European levels.
  • To help participants understand the reasons for participating and to appreciate their voice matters.
  • Raise the profile of new citizens from all backgrounds in the British political system and increase understanding.
  • Motivate new citizens to take part in local and national elections, either as candidates or voters.
  • Encourage participants to get involved in their local community and access available services.

NCV is delivering 60 workshops across London over 3 years. Dates for workshops are being organised by region and will appear here in due course. Please check back here regularly or contact us for a workshop in your area.


Next Workshop

Please see our workshop schedule for upcoming workshops


Previous Workshops

Congratulations to all those that attended the last workshop on 27 March 2009. You can watch a video of the day. We are planning a New Citizens Voice forum for participants to provide one to one support to try and solve their concerns from the workshop. All participants will shortly be attending Parliament.

The images on this page are from the that workshop. Congratulations to all that attended or supported the workshop and made it such a successful day! And many thanks to The Mayor, the Councillors and council team for making this event possible.


See for Yourself

The first "Your Voice Matters" workshop was held on 23 April 2007 at Kensington Town Hall, and attended by a total of 45 course participants, each receiving a Certificate of Attendance from the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Cllr. Tim Ahern.

We have produced a video, photo gallery and evaluation report for the April workshop, to see any of these click on the relevant link below:

Photo Gallery
Workshop Evaluation Report



Top of Page Next Page

NCV in partnership with

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Southwark Council