Evidence suggests that Gypsies and Travellers are the most marginalised and disadvantaged of all minority groups nationally, suffering the greatest inequalities across a range of indicators. These include access to suitable accommodation, policing, justice and probation, health, education, employment and financial services.
The York Gypsy and Traveller Working Group seeks to address the inequalities that the Gypsy and Traveller community face.
Our vision is work towards ensuring that gypsies and travellers experience an inclusive, fair and understanding community in York.
Beginning in April 2021 the Working Group is developing an action plan. Sections will be added to the plan over time. Progress with this can be viewed in the Education Action Plan.
To find out more about this community, visit The Traveller Movement website or read The Travellers' Times, which has news of Travellers' fairs and events, information on Travellers' rights, jobs and a 'for sale' section.