It is important for young Gypsy and Traveller people to have access to books that positively reflect their lives and experiences. At the same time, it is important that educators understand the barriers Gypsy and Traveller children often face in both accessing mainstream education and in staying in the education system. Whilst literacy levels are … Read more

Gypsies and Travellers in roadside communities in Cornwall and Devon were contacted by TravellerSpace to find out what would be the most useful thing that could be provided to alleviate some of the difficulties experienced during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Overwhelmingly, the response TravellerSpace heard was focused on activities for young people. Therefore, TravellerSpace put … Read more

COVID-19 has unveiled the stark inequalities faced by Gypsy and Traveller communities in Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas. Families have experienced difficulties such as accessing water and sanitation, which is further compounded by multiple health issues ranging from diabetes to cancer. Through funding from Roadside Futures, GATE Herts were able to support vulnerable families with … Read more

Article 12 in Scotland works with young Gypsy/Travellers from across Scotland to increase their capacity and social capital.  A crucial element of this work is developing core skills and improving health and wellbeing. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, many of the Gypsy/Traveller families with whom Article 12 in Scotland work have had to move online for school and … Read more