The provision of adequate and appropriate sites for Gypsies and Travellers lies at the heart of resolving inequalities of access to health, education and employment. It helps to avoid tensions with local communities and is key to tackling racism and discrimination. This consultation identifies ways in which more sites can be provided, better relationships with the settled community established and the rights of Gypsies and Travellers be better recognised.
A Review of the Gypsy Caravan Count System
Archived material from the www.communities.gov.uk website that is still worth reading.
England’s Irish Travellers
This report was formally launched at a conference in central London on 23 September 2004.
In general, the research found that there was a lack of recognition of the specificity of the position, culture and experiences of Irish Travellers. This lack of recognition inhibits the ability of statutory and non-statutory agencies to develop appropriate support and outreach for Irish Travellers. More specifically, Room to Roam provides new information and research about the experiences of Irish Travellers in Britain in their relationships with health, welfare, criminal justice and educational agencies.
This document from the Government’s communities website answers frequently answered questions:
- Unauthorised sites
- Enforcement powers
- Site provision, human rights and anti-social behaviour
- Figures on Gypsies and Travellers
Download the document (link to external site)