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.
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
Using UN human rights treaties to effect change: Capacity building workshop for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller organisations
Delivered by The Equality and Human Rights Commission with support from Friends, Families and Travellers with The Baring Foundation this presentation looks at how international human rights law can strengthen policy and advocacy work of civil society organisations.View the report
Civil Society Futures: The Independent Enquiry
‘Let’s Talk About Race: Civil Society and Race Equality’ looks at the way that civil society in England can prepare for a more sustainable future addressing racism and race inequality.Access the resource
Care committed to me : Delivering high quality, personalised palliative care and end of life care for Gypsies and Travellers, LGBT people and people experiencing homelessness
A resource for commissioners, service providers and health, care and support staff to understand better personalised care for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers.View the report
Homeless and Inclusion Health standards for commissioners and service providers
This document sets standards for planning, commissioning and providing healthcare over a range of services for Inclusion Health groups, including Gypsies and Travellers.Access the resource
Gypsy and Traveller Prisoners: A Good Practice Guide
This report, produced the the ICB Traveller Equality Project responds to common questions received from prison staff and aims to support prisons meet the needs of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers .Access the resource