Young People

Young people have borne the brunt of the pandemic and I am determined that their futures should be prioritized in the recovery period. I will:

  • Hold an annual jobs fair to link young people with local employers and improve their employment opportunities;
  • Campaign for more mental health support in secondary schools to build up children’s confidence and resilience as they return to school;
  • Champion the voices of girls who have contacted me about public sexual harassment and ensure their voices are reflected in the Government’s forthcoming strategy;
  • Lobbying central government for more funding for West Berkshire's youth services. 


Laura raises West Berkshire CAMHS at PMQs

Following her recent debate in Parliament on child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), this week at Prime Minister's Questions Laura asked the Prime Minister to support her campaign to bring down waiting times for autism and ADHD diagnoses.