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.
Our York Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Strategy (2013 to 2018) seeks to address the inequalities that the Gypsy and Traveller community face.
During the period of this strategy we aim to:
- increase the availability of land for travellers to develop sites
- improve the condition of the city's 3 Gypsy and Traveller sites
- increase levels of literacy among adults so that they are able to support their children at school
- improve data so that healthcare resources are targeted most effectively
- increase awareness of the culture and traditions of the community
Updates on our progress can be found in the accompanying Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Strategy 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.