All Change Presentations

The Future of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Inclusion in the New Coalition Era

An ACERT organised one-day inter-agency conference chaired by Richard O’Neill was held on 5 November at the Friends House, on Euston Road in London.

Presentations and other documents from the conference can be downloaded from this site.

Lord Avebury’s Keynote speech can be read here.

Marc Willers

Site provision in the future

Arthur Ivatts

A View of Current Priorities for GR&T in the Context of “Cuts”!

Assen Slavchev

Good Educational Practices of Roma-Lom Foundation

Jacqueline Bolton

Here’s a Health…

Bill Holland

Let’s Agree Where We Are Going?

Chrissy Meleady MBE

Building Futures: Developing Trust

Lord Avebury

Address to the ACERT AGM 2010

September 25th 2010

I’m supposed to be giving a ‘coalition update’, and whoever thought up that title may have imagined that as a member of one of the coalition parties I would have some idea of what has been going on behind the scenes. Let me admit frankly that I have no inside knowledge and know only what I read in the papers. Ministers are aware of my interest in the rights of Gypsies and Travellers over the last half century, but none have been in touch or asked my advice. I did see the way the wind was blowing when Caroline Spelman published her ‘Open Source Planning Green Paper’ before the election and wrote to her with some detailed criticisms. But she didn’t respond, and the communications with Ministers since the election have been one-sided. Continue reading “Lord Avebury”

Chair’s Report at AGM 2010

September 25th 2010

I would like to thank the ACERT Executive Committee for their continued support over these busy and uncertain times.

ACERT has been proactive in the past year. There have been meetings with the DCSF and I would like to thank Geoff Brown and Andrea Smith for arranging and chairing the joint discussions with NATT+ which have kept us informed with the development of the stakeholders group and relevant issues relating to Travellers and education policies. Continue reading “Chair’s Report at AGM 2010”