The NHS Long Term Plan: Opportunities for the VCSE webinar – Thursday 9th May, 1-2pm

The NHS Long Term Plan was published in January 2019, setting out the NHS’ vision for improving health and care over the next 10 years. Over the coming months, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) will be developing and implementing their own five year strategies to take forward the ambitions of … Read more

Last updated Apr 16, 2019

Friends Families and Travellers calls on government to address issues for Travellers registering at GP practices once and for all

Today, Friends Families and Travellers released the findings of a mystery shopping exercise in which they contacted 50 GP practices posing as a patient wishing to register who didn’t have a fixed address or proof of identity and found that almost half of practices would not register them. Despite this, every GP practice was rated … Read more

Last updated Mar 19, 2019

Will the NHS Long Term Plan improve the lives of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities?

Yesterday, Monday 7th January 2018, NHS England published the NHS Long Term Plan. The plan sets out the strategy for the NHS over the next ten years and includes ambitions for the NHS to increase its contribution to tackling some of the most significant causes of ill health, with a particular focus on the communities and groups of people … Read more

Last updated Jan 15, 2019

Health and Wellbeing Alliance launch Inclusion Health Audit Tool for VCSE organisations

We are delighted to announce the launch of an Inclusion Health Audit Tool to measure the engagement of voluntary organisations with Inclusion Health groups. We have led this work in partnership with Homeless Link, as part of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance. The tool was created to help VCSE organisations audit and improve their engagement … Read more

Last updated Jul 17, 2018

Join us for the launch of an Inclusion Health Audit Tool for VCSE Organisations

On Monday 16th July at 2pm, Friends Families and Travellers and Homeless Link will be hosting a webinar launching an Inclusion Health Audit Tool for VCSE organisations, which we have developed with support from The Mental Health Consortia; FaithAction; Clinks; National Voices; the Valuing People Alliance, with input from The National LGB&T Partnership and Win … Read more

Last updated Jul 2, 2018

On World Health Day, FFT asks the government to commit to reducing health inequalities experienced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

Today, with the World Health Organization, we celebrate the 70th annual World Health Day. This year the theme is Universal Healthcare Coverage. The underpinning principle of this is that healthcare should be available to everyone, without discrimination. Sadly, not all UK citizens have access to the same standards of healthcare. On this day, we wish … Read more

Last updated Apr 7, 2018

New guide launched for advocates supporting Gypsy and Traveller families experiencing intervention from Children’s Services

As part of an ongoing campaign around social care, outreach staff and caseworkers from FFT have created a guide for advocates who are supporting Gypsy and Traveller families experiencing Children’s Services intervention. The guide contains an analysis of difficulties which may be experienced by Gypsy and Traveller families when engaging with Children’s Services and follows … Read more

Last updated Dec 18, 2017

UK government out-of-step with United Nation’s recommendations on human rights for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Every four and a half years United Nations member states have their human rights records analysed as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. It was the UK Government’s turn in 2017. We submitted a report to the UN highlighting some of the issues Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities face in the UK and … Read more

Last updated Nov 7, 2017

Come and help to improve the health of your community: RSPH Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement

Come and join us for a full day training event on 28 September! Michelle Gavin and Emma Bray from Friends, Families and Travellers will guide you through the ‘Understanding Health Improvement’ course where you will learn about health inequality within the UK and receive tips and guidance on how inequalities can be tackled. You will learn ideas and … Read more

Last updated Aug 25, 2016