Joanne Galazka

email: joannegalazka@yahoo.com

phone: 07594344173

twitter:@JoGalazka

I am currently the Women's officer and Campaign Organiser for Welsh labour. I have been active member of the Labour Party from day one of joining. 

I graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc Econ in Social Policy. Areas I specialised in cover; criminology, public & social policy, health, housing, welfare, sociology and education policy. My dissertation looked at the impacts caring has on young carers’ educational attainment and life chances. I am a passionate campaigner & advocate for young carers & mental health. Having been a young carer for over 10 years from the age of 9- I understand the issues, struggles and adversity carers and their families face. I am invited by various organisations and Universities to share my experiences with academics, politicians and policy makers. I am referred to as a champion for ‘Young Carers’ in the UK. Having a higher education policy that support & recognises young carers also go to university is something I am currently fighting for (having suffered under the system when I made it to University). I am a trustee & Youth judge of a national young person’s charity called YOPEY (Young Person of the Year). The charity reveals rewards and recognises positive young role models in our communities across the country.

Subjects: Devolution, Education (Further and Higher), Equalities (Women), Health (Public Health & Community), Housing & Homelessness, Labour Party (AWS & Positive Action), Labour Party (Beating the Opposition), Labour Party (Campaigning & Campaign Strategy), Labour Party (Structure, Policy-making & Finance), Policing, Prisons & Probation, Wales, Young People, Carers, young carers, Mental Health

Regions: East of England, East Midlands, London, North East, North West, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber