Policy & Publications
This section will help you to search for policy, publications and information on issues affecting Gypsies and Travellers. Use the filter on the left hand side to refine your search.
A gathering storm? Assessing risks of identity-based violence in Britain
A Protection Approaches report anaysing social attitudes in the context of identity, community, belonging and the vulnerability of identity-based violence.Access the resource
Letter to Prime Minister regarding Timpson Review of social exclusion
A group letter signed by CORE (Race Equality Foundation), Friends, Families and Travellers and other race equality organisations expressing concern regarding the lack of consideration of racial inequalities in the findings of the Timpson Review of School Exclusion (2019).View the report
Closing the employment gap for young people: A toolkit for those supporting 16 – 25 year olds experiencing common mental health problems to gain and stay in work
This toolkit is designed to support staff working with young people to understand and provide inclusive support to young Gypsies and Travellers and other groups disproportionately affected by mental health and/or struggles accessing work.Access the resource
Overlap between mental health problems and employment issues for young people aged 16-24: A scoping review
Friends, Families and Travellers have contributed to this scoping review which provides an overview to the relationship between young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and their ability to obtain and maintain work.Access the resource
Friends Families and Travellers and GATE Herts written information for the examination of the UK State party’s report to the 66th Cycle of the United Nations Committee Against Torture
This submission to the United Nations Convention Against Torture highlights the UK government’s failure to take sufficient preventative measures to protect Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities from hate crime.Access the resource
No room at the inn: How easy is it for nomadic Gypsies and Travellers to access primary care?
A report outlining findings of a mystery shopping exercise carried out by Friends, Families and Travellers to ascertain if GP practices were complying with their duty to register people with no fixed address or identification.Access the resource
Better Housing Briefing 10: Gypsies, Travellers and accommodation
A Briefing Paper prepared by the Race Equality Foundation examining the accommodation needs and experiences of Gypsies and Travellers.Access the resource
Centuries of Marginalisation; Visions of Hope: ‘Mission and Ministry among Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities’
A report from the Church of England identifying the relationship with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities with proposals for strengthening communities and addressing the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller experience of prejudice and discrimination in society.Access the resource
‘How can we provide quality and personalised end of life care to Gypsy and Traveller communities?’ – Friends, Families and Travellers presentation.
Sarah Sweeney, Health Policy and Communications Officer, and Avril Fuller, Youth Outreach Worker, discuss the providing culturally sensitive healthcare and end of life care to Gypsy and Traveller communities with St Ann’s Hospice Training & Development.Access the resource
Healthcare on the water: An interview
Lady-Jacqueline Aster is part of the boating community in the west of England. In this article, based on an interview recorded on her boat, she describes how she has worked hard to get good palliative care while maintaining her way of life.Access the resource
Friends Families and Travellers Submission to the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women Eighth Periodic Report for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Friends, Families and Travellers provided a submission of written evidence to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women highlighting the specific issues faced by women from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.View the report
How can we provide quality and personalised end of life care to Gypsy and Traveller communities?
This presentation delivered with NHS England provides a brief introduction to issues affecting Gypsies and Travellers around end of life and palliative care.View the report
National Maternity Review Engagement and Outreach work with Gypsies and Travellers: Focus Group for NHS England
An overview of discussion from a focus group on Gypsy and Traveller women’s experiences of maternity services in England.View the report
New Travellers, Old Story: ‘Understanding New Travellers’ history and culture’
This resource from The Children’s Society was created for young New Traveller’s to understand their history and culture. The heritage pack includes stories, photographs and contributions from young people.Access the resource
Statement on Visit to the United Kingdom, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
Read the Special Rapporteur’s preliminary report on UK poverty from November 2018.Access the resource