We are delighted to announce that we have organised another tour of the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) for people who have experience of homelessness or of using housing support services in Wales. This will take place on Tuesday 12th July between 11:30-14:30.
This is an opportunity for people with lived experience to have a personal tour of the Welsh Parliament, where our politicians discuss, debate and vote on issues affecting us all – including housing, health, education and social care. You’ll also be able to find out how you can make your voices heard.
As part of the tour, you’ll be get a bird’s eye view of the Siambr, where a member of Senedd staff will explain how it all works, including which politicians sit where and how they vote on Welsh laws. You’ll also visit one of the committee rooms, where Ministers and budgets are scrutinised, and people from across Wales give evidence and help to influence policy and laws.
At the end of the tour you will be given tickets for First Minister’s Questions, where you’ll be able to watch a range of backbench and opposition politicians grill Mark Drakeford MS!
Cymorth Cymru staff will meet you outside the Senedd and we will be with you thoughout the tour. We’re also happy for your support worker to accompany you if this would make you feel more comfortable – just let us know.
A previous participant of the tour said, “I found the Senedd tour really interesting and learnt about how people with lived experience have the opportunity can get involved with the local MP and Welsh government. Genuinely friendly staff and guide and very accessible building”.
To sign up for the tour click here – and feel free to email EBE@cymorthcymru.org.uk if you have any questions or want to find out more. Please note: Spaces are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.