London Gypsy and Traveller Unit

London Gypsy and Traveller Unit

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London Gypsy and Traveller Unit

The London Gypsy and Traveller Unit seeks to support Travellers and Gypsies living in London, to have greater control over their lives; to influence decisions affecting their lives; to improve their quality of life and opportunities available to them; and to challenge the discrimination they routinely experience.
We seek to do this by ;
Promoting effective and accountable representation of Gypsy and Traveller communities;
increasing opportunities open to Gypsies and Travellers , through community development, advice, advocacy, training and youth services;
Ensuring that Boroughs consult with Travellers and Gypsies, respect their culture and include them in their policies, so that Travellers and Gypsies have access to accommodation and services appropriate to their needs, in particular sites; Contributing to the development of positive and inclusive policies for Travellers and Gypsies at a London wide and national level, using this local experience; Seeking fair and positive media coverage for Travellers and Gypsies;
Supporting the collection and availability of accurate and up-to date information about their situation and circumstances in London
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Founded 1998

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