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. The action plan builds on the work of the previous Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Strategy 2013-18. Sections will be added to the plan over time. The first section that has been completed is the Education Action Plan. The contact for advice about education is Dan Bodey: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about this community, visit the York Travellers Trust and The Traveller Movement websites or read The Travellers' Times, which has news of Travellers' fairs and events, information on Travellers' rights, jobs and a 'for sale' section.