My key issues are:
- Support for adult carers
- Disability discrimination
- Support for young carers
Partner elected Member
Carers Trust Wales
My key issues are:
Ollie was returned to the Welsh Youth Parliament in 2021 representing Carers Trust Wales having served in the first Welsh Youth Parliament (2018-2021).
The following was his candidate statement for the 2021 election:
Shwmae, fy enw ydi Ollie. This is my second term on the Senedd Ieuenctid Cymru as I was a member of the first ever one. I am delighted to have the opportunity to voice mine and my peers opinions and views on a platform where they will be make a difference.
I'm on the Welsh Youth Parliament representing the whole of Wales' Young and young adult carers. I am a young carer my self which is where my passion and drive comes from! I hope to make many changes during this term of the Senedd Ieuenctid Cymru and make the differences that the young people of Wales wish to see.
I made amazing friends last time and I wish to continue that tradition with even more like minded people.
I look forward to the next few years and the challenges that are yet to be faced, and I'm ready for it.
Diolch am y cyfle hwn!
Gadael i wneud hyn!
The following was his candidate statement for election to the first Welsh Youth Parliament:
I wanted to be elected to the Welsh Youth Parliament because I wanted to make my voice heard because young children’s voices and opinions are overlooked and undervalued.
I also wanted to raise awareness for me and other young carers like me. I also wanted to raise the funding for young carers because we only stay supported for a limited time which definitely not long enough, obviously this is because of limited funding.
Another thing I wanted to do was raise awareness for children with rare and complex disabilities like my younger brother. My younger brother is 9 and he has a rare and extreme form of autism called Pathological Demand Avoidance.
I wanted to raise awareness for my brothers condition because he is misunderstood even by the people who know about his condition, like his teachers.
He is currently attending his fifth school and he has missed the majority of the past four years of school, this is because of lack of awareness and understanding. He was always seen as the naughty child who was acting up.
I would also like to give other children like me a voice and an opinion upon which they can express freely.