Services Directory

Search here for specialist services for Gypsies and Travellers around the country.

Use the menu on the left to filter by type of service and / or area of the country. Please note, this directory is for information only. We do not endorse any of these organisations.

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Advisory Service for Squatters

Advisory Service For Squatters is a collective of workers and volunteers who have been providing legal and practical advice for squatters and other homeless people since 1975. We also publish The Squatters Handbook - providing over a hundred pages of detailed legal and practical information about squatting and homelessness in England and Wales.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Address: Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Telephone Number(s): 02032 160099

Email address: advice@squatter.org.uk

Fax Number: 02032 160098

Website: https://www.squatter.org.uk/

Armagh Travellers Support Group

We assist Travellers to articulate their needs and to support them to ensure those needs are met through the adoption of a community development approach and promote the development of anti-racist policies and practice which give protection to Travellers. This includes health and social well-being, accommodation, education, welfare rights, capacity building, training and employment.

Areas served: Armagh

Main contact and job role: Fidelma Fearon McCoy

Contact details

Address: Armagh Travellers Support Group, Ward 1, St Lukes Hospital, Armagh, Co Armagh BT61 7NQ

Telephone Number(s): 02837 412755 or 07702 184355

Email address: fidelmamccoy@southerntrust.hscni.net

Article 12 in Scotland

We believe that governments, professionals, and the wider community should all play a role in building an environment that respects, values and validates the contributions of young people. We support young Gypsy/Travellers to access learning and development opportunities that empower them to participate at all levels of society.

Areas served: Scotland

Main contact and job role: Lynne Tammi, National Co-ordinator

Contact details

Address: Article 12 in Scotland, PO Box 7182, Montrose DD10 9WW

Telephone Number(s): 01674 674086

Email address: respond@article12.org , lynne@article12.org

Website: www.article12.org

Astley Caravans

Astley Caravans have been selling new and used caravans in North West for over 40 years and been firmly established as the number one dealership when it comes to static caravans, boasting one of the largest showgrounds of new and used static caravans.

Areas served: Manchester

Contact details

Address: 60 South Ln, Tyldesley, Manchester, Greater Manchester M29 7DF

Telephone Number(s): 01942 702648

Email address: info@astleycaravns.co.uk , astleycaravans@gmail.com

Website: http://www.northwest-caravans.co.uk/

Atchen Tan

A Mobile Home / Caravan Rental Company.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Address: 8 King Street, Trinity Square, Hull HU1 2JJ

Telephone Number(s): 07780 471452 or 07778 852539

Email address: AtchenTan@gmail.com

Website: http://www.atchentan.com/home.html

Battens Solicitors

We can assist you with advice on legal issues arising on planning applications and also help you successfully progress a planning application through the system. Where there are breaches of planning control we can help defend against enforcement action and we can advise on how to regularise breaches.

Areas served: London / South West

Main contact and job role: David Stephens, Chairman and Head of Planning

Contact details

Address: Mansion House, Princes Street, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1EP

Telephone Number(s): 01935 846000

Email address: webenquiry@battens.co.uk , david.stephens@battens.co.uk

Website: https://www.battens.co.uk/

Bawtrees LLP

We represent clients in matters of company and commercial agreements, sale of business, debt recovery, commercial property, employment law, litigation, wills, probate and trusts, landlord and tenant law, personal injury, divorce, financial matters on divorce, children, domestic violence, co habitation issues and residential conveyancing.

Areas served: Essex

Main contact and job role: Damian Clancy, Partner and Solicitor

Contact details

Address: 65 Newland Street, Witham, Essex, CM8 1AB

Telephone Number(s): 01376 513491

Email address: mail@bawtrees.co.uk  , d.clancy@bawtrees.co.uk

Website: http://www.bawtrees.co.uk/

Bedford Borough Council – Traveller Liaison Officer

Areas served: Bedfordshire

Main contact and job role: Sharon Wilson, Traveller Liaison Officer

Contact details

Address: Bedfordshire County Council, County Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP

Telephone Number(s): 01234 276225

Email address: sharon.wilson@bedford.gov.uk

Website: https://www.bedford.gov.uk/housing/gypsies_and_travellers.aspx

Ben Hoare Bell Solicitors

Cris McCurley, Partner at BHB Solicitors, has spent his entire career with BME/RGT clients who are experiencing domestic abuse, child abduction, interventions in families by social services, and has worked closely with NGOs who support these groups to provide a holistic service, support and culturally informed legal advice and services.

Areas served: Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead

Main contact and job role: Cris McCurley, Partner and Head of International Family Law

Contact details

Address: Ouseburn Point, 40 Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle, NE6 1DR

Telephone Number(s): 09191 2752626

Email address: crismccurley@benhoarebell.co.uk

Website: http://www.benhoarebell.co.uk

Bindmans LLP

We are a highly successful law firm offering a range of specialist legal services. We have a reputation for excellence and for being at the cutting edge of legal developments - particularly in relation to issues around human rights, discrimination and public authorities’ powers.

Areas served: London

Contact details

Address: 236 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB

Telephone Number(s): 020 7833 4433

Email address: info@bindmans.com , family@bindmans.com

Fax Number: 020 7837 9792

Website: https://www.bindmans.com/

Birmingham Irish Association

Birmingham Irish is the Midlands' leading charity providing welfare and cultural services to the Irish community. Services we provide include welfare advice, extensive information service, alcohol and substance misuse, family support (including service provision within the school setting), general information like passport and pensions advice as well as family ancestry tracing.

Areas served: Birmingham

Main contact and job role: Kate Boyle, Health Enablement Team

Contact details

Address: St Anne's Parish Centre, Alcester Street, Deritend, Birmingham B12 0PH

Telephone Number(s): 0121 604 6111

Email address: info@birminghamirish.org.uk

Fax Number: 0121 604 6662

Website: http://www.birminghamirish.org.uk/

Bishop & Sewell LLP

At Bishop & Sewell LLP we offer a range of services for the individual including, but not limited to: bankruptcy and personal insolvency, litigation and dispute resolution, trusts, tax and estates, family relationships and divorce international matters, employment advice immigration law and property matters.

Areas served: London

Main contact and job role: Lee Stafford, Partner

Contact details

Address: 59-60 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HP

Telephone Number(s): 020 7631 4141

Email address: mail@bishopandsewell.co.uk , lstafford@bishopandsewell.co.uk

Website: http://www.bishopandsewell.co.uk/

Bolton Council – Gypsy and Traveller Liaison Service

The Gypsy and Traveller Liaison manage the local authority's registered caravan park, deal with and offer advice regarding trespass onto land by gypsies and travellers within the metropolitan borough area, in accordance with present legislation and arrange or liaise with owners of land for clean-up of land after an illegal trespass has been removed.

Areas served: Bolton

Contact details

Address: Community Housing Service, Ground Floor, 2-16 Mayor Street, Bolton, BL3 5HT

Telephone Number(s): 01204 335217

Email address: bolton@bolton.gov.uk

Website: www.bolton.gov.uk/website/Pages/Gypsyandtravellerliaison.aspx

BPS Solicitors

Our family department headed by the two partners who have developed many years of experience of Chesham and local inhabitants. BPS Solicitors offers a comprehensive family law service which includes: divorce or civil partnership breakdown, financial issues, domestic violence injunctions, child protection and education and much more.

Areas served: Chesham

Main contact and job role: Jeremy Browne, Partner and Solicitor

Contact details

Address: 85 High Street, Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 1DE

Telephone Number(s): 01494 782244

Email address: chesham@bpssolicitors.co.uk , Jeremy@bpssolicitors.co.uk

Fax Number: 01494 791581

Website: http://www.bpssolicitors.co.uk/

Bridges Project

The Bridges project aims to promote a sense of pride for Gypsy/Traveller heritage and culture, by encouraging community cohesion and connecting Gypsy and Travellers with the wider community of Wales. We provide support via mentoring and referral services through Hate Crime, Education, Health, Housing and Welsh policy.

Areas served: Merthyr Tydfil

Main contact and job role: Lillie Bramley, Project Offcier

Contact details

Address: 89-90 Pontmorlais, Methyr Tydfil, CS47 8UH

Telephone Number(s): 01685 353999 ext.141

Email address: lb2@smt.org.uk

Website: http://www.smt.org.uk/projects/bridges/

Brighton & Hove City Council – Traveller Liaison Service

The Traveller Liaison Services offers several services including: liaison with the settled community, provision of advice and support to landowners and the public, management of unauthorised encampments, management of the Horsdean Traveller site, support in helping Travellers access services such as health and education

Areas served: Brighton and Hove

Main contact and job role: Simon Grove, Administration Officer

Contact details

Address: Brighton & Hove City Council, Bartholomew House – First Floor, Bartholomew Square, Brighton, BN1 1JP

Telephone Number(s): 01273 292044

Email address: travellers@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Website: https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/a-z/a-z-pages/travellers

Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project

We provide practical support, education, advice and much more to the unemployed and those in poor living conditions, benefit claimants, the unwaged, pensioners, families and those on low incomes. This includes: Welfare Advice, Educational Courses, Housing  Advice, Family Support, a Crèche, a Vegan lunch and volunteering opportunities.

Areas served: Brighton

Contact details

Address: Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project, 6 Tilbury Place, Brighton BN2 0GY

Telephone Number(s): 01273 671 213 or 01273 601 211

Website: http://bucfp.org/

Bristol Hate Crime & Discrimination Services

Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services is a new collaboration of expert community-based support services providing casework support for victims of hate crime and local agencies needing advice, training and education. Services include hate crime advocacy and casework, discrimination legal casework or advice, mediation, conflict resolution and restorative approaches.

Areas served: Bristol

Contact details

Telephone Number(s): 08001 712272

Website: https://www.bhcds.org.uk/

Buckinghamshire and West Hertfordshire Gypsy Advocacy

We are a group established to support and advocate for the right of Gypsies and Travellers to maintain and live according to their own cultural identity in society, and to counteract the prejudice that they often meet in attempting to do so.

Areas served: Buckinghamshire and West Hertfordshire

Main contact and job role: Andrew Edwards, Secretary

Contact details

Address: The Laurels, Twitchell Road, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 0BQ

Telephone Number(s): 01494 864610

Email address: aedwards234@btinternet.com

Cara Sales Ltd

We are a family business with over 40 years experience in the caravan industry. Our aim is to offer the best quality Holiday homes at the lowest prices. Each caravan is refurbished to the highest of standards by our skilled engineers. Transporting any size caravan within UK and shipping throughout Europe.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Address: Brickyard Lane Melton, North Ferriby, East Riding Of Yorkshire HU14 3HB

Telephone Number(s): 01482 633750 or 07968258797

Email address: adam@cara-sales.com

Website: http://www.cara-sales.com/

Carers UK – Local Support Directory

Carers UK is here to listen and give you expert information and advice that’s tailored to your situation, to champion your rights and support you in finding new ways to manage at home, at work, or wherever you are. Our local support directory helps carers find local sources of support.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Address: 20 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4LX

Telephone Number(s): 0808 808 7777 or 020 7378 4999

Website: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/get-support/local-support

Carlton Cabral Solicitors

Carlton Cabral is an experienced Solicitor specialising in fraud, serious crime, regulatory offences, general crime & driving offences. Carlton Cabral also offers emergency representation in the police station and at court.

Areas served: Surrey, London

Main contact and job role: Carlton Cabral, Principal

Contact details

Address:  1 Seale Hill, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8HZ & 9 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4AZ

Telephone Number(s): 01737 222717 or 07793942701

Email address: carltoncabralsolicitor@gmail.com

Website: https://www.carltoncabral.london/

Cartridges Law

We are a friendly and highly successful set of solicitors in Devon with strong roots in our local community and a flexible and practical approach to our clients' needs. Our aim is to provide a different kind of legal service which is less formal and more approachable while remaining completely professional.

Areas served: Devon

Main contact and job role: Penny Scott, Managing Partner

Contact details

Address: 46/47 Cowick Street, St Thomas, Exeter, EX4 1AS

Telephone Number(s): 01392 256854

Email address: reception@cartridgeslaw.co.uk , enquiries@cartridgeslaw.co.uk 

Website: http://www.cartridgeslaw.co.uk/

Child Poverty Action Group

We develop and campaign for policy solutions to end child poverty. We also provide accurate information, training and advice to the people who work with hard-up families, to make sure they get the financial support they need and carry out high profile legal work to establish and confirm families’ rights.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Address: 30 Micawber Street, London N1 7TB

Telephone Number(s): 020 7837 7979

Email address: info@cpag.org.uk

Fax Number: 020 7253 0599

Website: http://www.cpag.org.uk/

Children’s Law Centre

Our legal services are child focussed and the child is always our client. We ensure that public authorities, tribunals and courts recognise children as rights holders with the right to express their views and have those views taken into account. We ensure that the voice of the child is always heard.

Areas served: Northern Ireland

Contact details

Address: Rights House, 127-131 Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 1SH

Telephone Number(s): Freephone Advice Line: 0808 808 5678 or Office: 028 90245704

Email address: chalky@childrenslawcentre.org , info@childrenslawcentre.org

Fax Number: 028 90245679

Website: http://www.childrenslawcentre.org.uk

Chiltern – Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Chiltern provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to people living or working in the Chiltern and South Bucks area on their rights and responsibilities.  Our aims are to provide advice people need for the problems they face, and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives. 

Areas served: Buckinghamshire

Main contact and job role: Jenny Perkins, Office Manager

Contact details

Address: Barn Hall Annex, Chiltern Ave, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 5AH

Telephone Number(s): 01494 545991 or Slough clients 01753 650355

Website: https://www.chilterncab.org.uk/

Church of England Chaplaincy to Gypsies and Travellers

Rev'd Jonathan Herbert offers training for clergy and others who may be working with Gypsies and Travellers, travels around the Southwest of England with Gypsies and Travellers, and can help with mediation when the needs and wishes of Gypsies and Travellers give rise to tensions in local parishes.

Areas served: Dorset and Wiltshire

Main contact and job role: Rev'd Jonathan Herbert, Chaplain to Gypsies and Travellers

Contact details

Citizens Advice Bureau

We provide free, confidential and impartial advice. Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face. People come to us with all sorts of issues. You may have money, benefit, housing or employment problems. You may be facing a crisis, or just considering your options.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Telephone Number(s): England 03444 111 444 or Wales 03444 77 20 20

Website: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

City of Bradford Metropolitan Council – Gypsy Liaison Service

Two permanent gypsy sites are managed by a site manager and gypsy liaison officer. We also provide a sensitive liaison service and monitor unauthorised sites. If travellers occupy unauthorised council-owned land, enforcement action is taken in appropriate cases. In all cases, travellers are first asked informally to leave.

Areas served: Bradford

Main contact and job role: Andrew Measey, Gypsy Liaison Officer

Contact details

Address: Gypsy Liaison Service, 4th Floor, Britannia House , Bradford , West Yorkshire BD1 1HX

Telephone Number(s): 01274 434405

Email address: andrew.measey@bradford.gov.uk

Website: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/your-community/gypsies-and-travellers/gypsies-and-travellers/

City Reach

City Reach provides healthcare services for people who find it difficult to visit mainstream GP services. The service is provided for people who are homeless, or those at risk of being homeless, sex workers, prisoners and ex-offenders, substance mis-users, travellers and asylum seekers.

Areas served: Norfolk

Main contact and job role: Tracey Williams, Traveller Health Visitor

Contact details

Address: City Reach Health Services, Under 1 Roof, Westwick Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SZ,

Telephone Number(s): 01603 612 481

Email address: Twilliams.cityreach@nhs.net , city.reach@nhs.net

Website: http://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk/The-care-we-offer/Service-search/city-reach.htm

Community Law Partnership – Travellers Advice Team

The Travellers Advice Team (TAT) provides advice, assistance and representation to Gypsies and Travellers throughout England and Wales on issues to do with PSPOs, evictions, planning matters, matters involving rented sites, homelessness, cases involving boat dwellers and other related matters. TAT's service includes a dedicated Gypsy and Traveller Helpline.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Chris Johnson, Team Leader and Solicitor

Contact details

Address: 4th Floor, Ruskin Chambers, 191 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6RP

Telephone Number(s): Helpline: 01216 858677, 24 Hour Emergency Phone Service: 07768 316755

Email address: office@communitylawpartnership.co.uk

Fax Number: 01212 365121

Website: http://www.communitylawpartnership.co.uk/our-services/gypsies-and-travellers

Coram Children’s Legal Centre – Child Law Advice

The Child Law Advice Service provides legal advice and information on family, child and education law affecting children and families. This service is provided via this website packed with how to guides and information pages. A dedicated intensive support telephone line is also available for complex matters and clarifying questions.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Address: Coram Children's Legal Centre, Riverside Office Centre, Century House North, North Station Road, Colchester CO1 1RE

Telephone Number(s): Family and Child Law: 0300 330 5480 or Education Law: 0300 330 5485

Website: http://childlawadvice.org.uk/

Cowans Solicitors LLP

Our Criminal Law department deals with all aspects of representation from police station to Magistrates’ Court / Crown Court and to the Appeal Court if applicable. We hold a Legal Aid Contract in crime and can advise whether public funding (Legal Aid) may be available for your case.

Areas served: Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire

Main contact and job role: David Campbell, Criminal Defense Lawyer

Contact details

Address: 114 South Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 2EW

Telephone Number(s): 01306 886622 or 01252 947444

Email address: davidcampbell@cowanslegal.co.uk , enquiries@cowanslegal.co.uk

Fax Number: 01306 740183

Website: http://www.cowansdorking.co.uk/

Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors

Deighton Pierce Glynn is one of the leading civil rights and judicial review law firms in the UK dealing with: actions against police detention and deprivation of liberty, discrimination and equality, failures to protect, housing destitution and social services, inquests, information rights, judicial review and public law, international law/corporate accountability.

Areas served: Bristol, London

Main contact and job role: Polly Glynn, Managing Partner

Contact details

Address: 8 Union Street, London SE1 1SZ

Telephone Number(s): 020 7407 0007

Email address: mail@dpglaw.co.uk

Fax Number: 020 7407 0444

Website: http://www.dpglaw.co.uk/

Delaney & Co. Solicitors

Delaney & Co. Solicitors are a criminal law firm based in Hertfordshire but with a nation-wide client base. The vast majority of our clients are Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. We provide free legal advice and assistance on all criminal matters.

Areas served: Hertfordshire

Main contact and job role: Dee Igbo, Principle

Contact details

Address: Office 24, Studio House, Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Herts, EN8 9SH

Telephone Number(s): 01992 631542

Email address: enquiries@delaneyandcosolicitors.co.uk

Website: http://www.delaneyandcosolicitors.co.uk/

Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group

Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group provides valuable assistance and information to the Gypsy community in and around Derbyshire through close relationships with local authorities and services. DGLG activities include: advising local authorities on site matters, healthcare and housing guidance, educational support for children, welfare aid and training for statutory bodies.

Areas served: Derbyshire

Main contact and job role: Siobhan Spencer, Manager

Contact details

Address: 1-3 Ladygrove Mill, Lady Grove Road, Two Dales, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2FG

Telephone Number(s): 01629 732744

Email address: info@dglg.org , siobhanspencer7@btinternet.com

Website: http://www.delaneyandcosolicitors.co.uk/

Dorset County Council – Gypsy & Traveller Liaison Officer

Dorset County Council manages 50 pitches on 4 permanent sites and all unauthorised sites on public land.  We also manage 2 transit sites a temporary transit site for 25 caravans during the summer months. During the Great Dorset Steam Fair event, we also operate a transit site.

Areas served: Dorset

Main contact and job role: Paula Clover, Gypsy and Traveller Liaison Officer

Contact details

Address: County Hall Colliton Park Dorchester DT1 1XJ

Telephone Number(s): 01258 456970 or 07733476959

Email address: p.clover@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Durham County Council – Gypsy Liaison Officer

Areas served: Durham and Darlington

Contact details

Address: Gypsy Roma, Traveller Service, Durham County Council, Durham, DH1 5UG

Telephone Number(s): 03000 261 000

Email address: grtservice@durham.gov.uk

Website: www.durham.gov.uk

East Riding of Yorkshire Council – Gypsy Liaison Officer

Areas served: East Riding of Yorkshire

Main contact and job role: Nicki Bloor, Gypsy Liaison Officer

Contact details

Address: County Hall, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA

Telephone Number(s): Direct Line: 01482 396 417 or Operator: 01482 393939

Email address: Nicki.bloor@eastriding.gov.uk , gypsies.travellers@eastriding.gov.uk

Website: http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/living/travellers-and-gypsies/gypsy-traveller-sites/

East Sussex County Council – Traveller Team

Areas served: East Sussex

Main contact and job role: Jim Alexander, Traveller Team Manager

Contact details

Address: East Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1UE

Telephone Number(s): 01273 481344 or 01273 481340

Equality Advisory & Support Service

The Helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales. We can also accept referrals from organisations which, due to capacity or funding issues, are unable to provide 'in depth help and support' to local users of their services local users of their services.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Telephone Number(s): 0808 800 0082

Fax Number: 0800 090 2305

Website: https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/

Essex Countywide Traveller Unit

Areas served: Essex

Main contact and job role: Stephen Andrews, Gypsy Liaison Manager

Contact details

Address: Essex Countywide Traveller Unit, Essex County Council, C421, County Hall, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH

Telephone Number(s): 01245 437645

Email address: ectu@essex.gov.uk

European Roma Rights Centre

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is a Roma-led international public interest law organisation working to combat anti-Romani racism and human rights abuse of Roma through strategic litigation, research and policy development, advocacy and human rights education.

Areas served: International (Europe)

Main contact and job role: Jonathan Lee, Communications Coordinator

Contact details

Address: Wesselenyi utca 16, H-1077 Budapest, Hungary

Telephone Number(s): 0036 1413 2201

Email address: office@errc.org

Fax Number: 0036 1413.2201

Website: http://www.errc.org/

Family Rights Group

Family Rights Group is the charity that works with parents whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system and with members of the wider family who are raising children unable to remain at home. 

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Sophia Hill, Administrator

Contact details

Address: Family Rights Group, Second Floor, The Print House, 18 AshwinStreet, London, E8 3DL

Telephone Number(s): 08088 010366 or 02079 232628

Email address: office@frg.org.uk

Fax Number: 020 7923 2683

Website: https://www.frg.org.uk/

Fenland District Council – Traveller and Diversity Manager

Areas served: Cambridgeshire

Main contact and job role: David Bailey, Traveller and Diversity Manager

Contact details

Address: Fenland Hall, County Road March PE15 8NQ

Telephone Number(s): 01354 654321

Email address: dbailey@fenland.gov.uk

Friends, Families and Travellers

We are a leading national charity that works on behalf of all Gypsies, Travellers and Roma regardless of ethnicity, culture or background. We seek to end racism and discrimination against Gypsies, Travellers and Roma and to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life. We provide advice and consultancy, promote health and wellbeing, contribute to research and policy making, deliver training and much more.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Address: Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG

Telephone Number(s): 01273 234 777

Email address: fft@gypsy-traveller.org

Website: https://www.gypsy-traveller.org/

GaTEWAY

GaTEWAY is an accommodation-related support service for Gypsies and Travellers across North Yorkshire. Working with single people, couples, families and older teenagers across North Yorkshire, our main aim is to support Gypsies and Travellers wishing to live independently in the community and maintain their cultural identity.

Areas served: North Yorkshire

Main contact and job role: Sabina Adams, Support Worker

Contact details

Address: Pinder House, Keighley Road, Skipton BD23 2NS

Telephone Number(s): 07525 667870

Email address: sabina.adams@hortonhousing.co.uk

Glossop Caravans Ltd

A Mobile Home / Caravan Rental Company.

Areas served: Derbyshire

Contact details

Address: Main A57, Brookfield, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 6JF

Telephone Number(s): 01457 868011

Email address: info@glossopcaravans.co.uk

Website: http://www.glossopcaravans.co.uk/

Gloucestershire County Council – Traveller Liaison Officer

Areas served: Gloucestershire

Main contact and job role: Delphine Butler, Traveller Liason Officer

Contact details

Address: Traveller Liaison Team, Shire Hall, Block 5, Floor 3, West Gate Street, Gloucester GL1 2TH,,

Telephone Number(s): 01452 426397

Email address: Delphine.butler@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Gloucestershire Homeless Healthcare Team

Our team offer support, advice and medical and nursing care to people who are homeless. We do this in order to help protect health while homeless and to help make positive choices in accessing mainstream primary health care. The service also hosts the Potentially Violent Patients (PVP) Service.

Areas served: Gloucestershire

Main contact and job role: Gayle Clay, Health Advisor

Contact details

Address: Homeless Healthcare Team, The George Whitfield Centre, 107 Great Western Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 3NF

Telephone Number(s): 01452 521898 or 01452 500671

Website: https://www.yourcircle.org.uk/Services/11409

Guile Nicholas Solicitors (GN Law)

We are an independent law firm representing clients nationally from our offices in North Finchley, London and Tring, Hertfordshire. We have expertise in actions against police and public bodies, community care, court of protection, family, housing, landlord and tenant, mental health, power of attorney and wills, trusts and probate.

Areas served: London and Hertfordshire

Main contact and job role: Suzette Jervier, Consultant Solicitor

Contact details

Address: 43 Lodge Lane, North Finchley, London N12 8JG

Telephone Number(s): Office Number: 020 8492 2290, Direct Line: 07500 927 001 or if Out of Hours: 07890 516 566

Email address: help@gnlaw.co.uk , sj@gnlaw.co.uk

Fax Number: 020 8445 5376

Website: https://www.gnlaw.co.uk/

Gwent Gypsy and Traveller Service

Areas served: Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent

Main contact and job role: Rebecca Preston, Gypsy and Traveller Support

Contact details

Telephone Number(s): 07773 250 015 or 01633 833 540

Email address: gtreferrals@gwalia.com

Gypsies & Travellers Wales

We provide advice and support to Gypsies and Travellers about accommodation, homelessness, welfare benefits, reviews and appeals, health, social services and racial discrimination. We improve the delivery of services to Gypsies and Travellers, particularly regarding the development, management and maintenance of sites by working in partnership with local authorities.

Areas served: Wales

Main contact and job role: Claire Dickson, Office Manager

Contact details

Address: Trowbridge Community Centre, Caernarvon Way, Trowbridge, Cardiff CF3 1RU

Telephone Number(s): 02920 214411

Email address: info@gtwales.org.uk

Website: www.gtwales.org.uk

Gypsy and Traveller Empowerment Hertfordshire (GATE Herts)

GATE is a community led organisation, we seek to educate both Travelling communities and the wider population to live side by side in a diverse society. GATE provides an opportunity for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to represent them and have an impact on integration with the local settled communities.

Areas served: Hertfordshire

Main contact and job role: Sherrie Smith, Project Manager

Contact details

Address: GATE Herts 3rd floor, The Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1HR

Telephone Number(s): 07852 916 912

Email address: Sherrie.gateherts@gmail.com  , Josie.gateherts@gmail.com

Website: http://www.gypsytravellerempowermentherts.org.uk/

Gypsy Council UK

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Joseph Jones, Chair

Contact details

Gypsy Devils Orchestra

Gypsy Devils is a world-renowned orchestra bringing original works, nobly arrangements, unusual musical combinations and new image. The orchestra cooperates with many top symphonic orchestras, conductors, singers and instrumentalists of various musical genres and has performed at 5 continents and in 35 countries in the world.

Areas served: International (Europe)

Main contact and job role: Miroslava Kubeníková, Worldwide Manager

Contact details

Gypsy Life

Run entirely on a voluntary basis Gypsylife has established credible and trusted relationships with the Gypsy and Traveller Communities from Nottinghamshire and beyond. Our mission is to help members of the Gypsy and Traveller community to access health care, Education and accommodation and challenge discrimination at all levels.

Areas served: Nottinghamshire

Main contact and job role: Nathalie Bennett, CEO

Contact details

Address: Gypsy Corner Farm, Smeath Road, Hayton, Retford, Nottnighamshire, DN22 9JL

Telephone Number(s): 07473 846408

Email address: livingourwayltd@gmail.com

Website: http://www.gypsylife.co.uk

Gypsy, Traveller, Boater and Roma Support Service

The Service aims to help people from all travelling communities to access health services and empower travelling communities to understand the range of services they are entitled to; and to have the opportunity to take part in courses the service runs. It also delivers cultural awareness training sessions for professionals.

Areas served: Bath & North East Somerset

Main contact and job role: Alice Young, Gypsy and Traveller Outreach Co-ordinator

Contact details

Address: 55 New King Street, Bath BA1 2BN

Telephone Number(s): 01225 354650

Email address: alice.young@julianhouse.org.uk

Website: https://www.facebook.com/GRTBSupport/

Halton Borough Council Gypsy Liaison

Areas served: Cheshire/Halton

Main contact and job role: Stephen Boyes, Gypsy Liaison Officer

Contact details

Address: Municipal Building, Kingsway, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7QF

Telephone Number(s): 01515 117796

Email address: Stephen.boyes@halton.gov.uk

Hampshire Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS)

EMTAS works to improve access, achievement and engagement in education. We provide a link with parents/carers and communities and provide advice and guidance on settling in, induction and transition. We help develop inclusive approaches, supporting children in school and identify opportunities to value and promote Traveller culture within the curriculum. 

Areas served: Hampshire

Main contact and job role: Graham Ellwood, Education Advisor and Traveller Team Manger

Contact details

Address: Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS), North Hampshire Hub, Dame Mary Fagan House, Chineham Court, Lutyens Close, Basingstoke RG24 8AG

Telephone Number(s): 01256 330195

Email address: graham.ellwood@hants.gov.uk , EMTAS@hants.gov.uk

Website: www.hants.gov.uk/EMTAS

Hampshire Romanys

Hampshire Romanys is a new support group launching in Hampshire where the Romany community are able to meet and support Romanys with education for their children, health related issues, housing issues and any other support that the Romany community are looking for help with and encourage conversations about Romany heritage.

Areas served: Hampshire

Main contact and job role: Cherry Barney, Chair

Contact details

Telephone Number(s): 01256 357835

Email address: cherry.barney@btinternet.com

Hawksley’s Law Ltd

We are a general practice but with a niche specialisation in High Court planning appeals, judicial reviews and planning injunctions at all levels. We act for a high proportion of Gypsies and Travellers and can deal with land transfers and caravan site disputes, rent problems and divorces.

Areas served: Camberley, Hampshire and Berkshire

Main contact and job role: Rebecca Hawksley, Director

Contact details

Address: 5 Minster Court, Tuscam Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3YY

Telephone Number(s): 01252 890400

Email address: Rjh@hawksleys.co.uk

Website: http://www.hawksleys-law.co.uk/

Heald Nickinson Solicitors

We are the largest and most successful firm in the Surrey Heath area. On issues of family law we can advise on all aspects of the law relating to relationships from pre-nuptial agreements to separation, divorce, cohabitation, civil partnerships, domestic abuse, money and children.

Areas served: London, Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire

Main contact and job role: Yasmin Ali, Family Law Solicitor

Contact details

Address: Heald Nickinson Solicitors, Lansdowne House, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3SY

Telephone Number(s): 01276 680000

Email address: info@healdnickinson.co.uk , yasminali@healdnickinson.co.uk

Fax Number: 01276 680068

Website: http://www.healdnickinson.co.uk/

Health Outreach

Health Outreach provides care and support in community settings, at hostels, on the street or in the home. The team provides help and support to people who would not normally access healthcare; such as the homeless, Gypsies, Travellers, Roma, refugee and asylum seekers, migrant workers, ex-offenders and Black and Minority Ethnic groups.

Areas served: Suffolk

Contact details

Address: 70-74 St Helens Street Ipswich, IP4 2LA

Telephone Number(s): 01473 341763

Email address: suffolk.smash@nhs.net

Fax Number: 01473 286525

Heine Planning Consultancy

Private Planner with speciality in Gypsy and Traveller site planning

Areas served: Cheshire

Main contact and job role: Alison Heine, Director

Contact details

Address: 10 Whitehall Drive, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1SJ

Telephone Number(s): 01606 77775

Email address: heineplanning@btinternet.com

Helen Robbins Solicitors

Leading solicitors based  in Leytonstone but work throughout London and the South East of England. We provide services on Family Law, including Divorce, Domestic Violence and Care Proceedings, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills and Probate. We are one of the small number of firms who still offer Legal Aid.

Areas served: London

Main contact and job role: Helen Robbins, Principal

Contact details

Address: 6 Gainsborough Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 1HT

Telephone Number(s): 02085 580038

Email address: enquiries@helenrobbins.co.uk

Fax Number: 020 8558 3186

Website: http://www.helenrobbinssolicitors.co.uk/

Henry Hyams Solicitors

Henry Hyams has a long established and deserved reputation for providing an all-round service to individuals and businesses. From personal injury to property; regulatory prosecution to driving offences; divorce to immigration, we offer the same high quality service to private and commercial clients alike.

Areas served: Leeds

Main contact and job role: Lloyd Bergen, Senior Partner

Contact details

Address: 7 South Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5QE

Telephone Number(s): 0113 243 2288

Email address: info@henryhyams.com , family@henryhyams.com

Fax Number: 0113 246 0283

Website: http://www.henryhyams.com/

Herefordshire Travellers Support

Areas served: Herefordshire

Main contact and job role: Peter Baines, Secretary

Contact details

Address: Herefordshire Travellers Support Group, Trefoil, Brinson Common, Hereford HR4 7AS

Telephone Number(s): 01432 760350

Hodge Jones and Allen LLP

We are a successful group of London solicitors, with a nationwide reach offering dedicated, supportive legal services. Our teams are able to provide high calibre advice on a wide range of legal matters, with particular expertise in fourteen different areas including, personal injury claims, human rights, employment and family law.

Areas served: London

Main contact and job role: Sasha Barton, Partner

Contact details

Address: 180 North Gower Street, London, NW1 2NB

Telephone Number(s): 0800 437 0080

Email address: hja@hja.net , sbarton@hja.net

Website: https://www.hja.net/

Hopkin Murray Beskine

We are an established solicitors firm providing professional services on the following: family and relationship breakdown, domestic violence, children, international family, becoming a parent, mediation and collaborative law, human rights, property disputes, landlord and tenant, and housing. Our work with GRT communities is around issues of housing, public law and family law.

Areas served: London

Main contact and job role: Ann Bevington, Solicitor

Contact details

Address: Towe House, 149 Fonthill Road, London, N4 3HF

Telephone Number(s): 02072 721234

Email address: ab@hmbsolicitors.co.uk , rc@hmbsolicitors.co.uk

Fax Number: 020 7272 4050

Website: www.hmbsolicitors.co.uk

Howe & Co

Howe + Co is a partnership built on commitment to the highest standards of law, and service. We act on our client's instructions, always putting our clients first and ensure that their needs are meet at every turn in the case. We specialise in four main areas of law: Personal Injury Law, Immigration Law, Human Rights Law and specialist civil litigation.

Areas served: London

Contact details

Address: 1010 Great West Road, Brentford TW8 9BA

Telephone Number(s): 020 8840 4688

Email address: law@howe.co.uk

Fax Number: 020 8840 7209

Website: http://www.howe.co.uk/

Irish Chaplaincy

We offer advice, support and friendship to Irish prisoners in England and Wales, older Irish people, Irish Travellers and Gypsies and younger people with an Irish background. We advocate for the rights of Irish Travellers, for example by protesting with them against a site demolition, supporting their educational needs in prison or by writing to the authorities on their behalf.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Ellena Costello, Project Officer - Traveller Equality Project

Contact details

Address: 52 Camden Square, London, NW1 9XB

Telephone Number(s): 020 7482 5528

Email address: admin@irishchaplaincy.org.uk

Website: http://www.irishchaplaincy.org.uk/

Irish Community Care

We deliver a range of person-centered holistic services including welfare benefits advice and advocacy; homelessness and housing support, access to health services, alcohol and substance misuse support, resettlement support to offenders, as well as a range of cultural and social activities. Our intervention leads to improved outcomes for Service Users.

Areas served: Liverpool, Knowsley, Wirral & Wigan.

Main contact and job role: Linda Parker, Administrative Assistant

Contact details

Address: Head Office, ICCM, 151 Dale Street (entrance on Trueman Street), Liverpool, L2 2AH

Telephone Number(s): 01512 373987

Email address: admin@iccm.org.uk

Website: www.iccm.org.uk

Ison Harrison

Our specialist teams of solicitors and lawyers offer a full range of legal services including: Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Family Law, Industrial Disease, Residential Conveyancing, New Build Property, Re-mortgage, Employment Advice, Wills & Probate, Immigration, Criminal Law, Road Traffic Offences, Inquests, Professional Negligence, Public Law & Civil Liberties, Regulatory Law.

Areas served: Yorkshire

Main contact and job role: Nigel Bowman, Partner

Contact details

Address: Duke House, 54 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2EE

Telephone Number(s): 0113 284 5000

Email address: mail@isonharrison.co.uk , nigel.bowman@isonharrison.co.uk

Website: https://www.isonharrison.co.uk/

John Ford Solicitors

We provide legal services to people via Legal Aid in respect of Community Care, Education and Public Law. In particular, we regularly challenge Local Authorities regarding their decisions on community care packages of support. We undertake discrimination cases and advise on the rights of children in need and in care.

Areas served: London

Main contact and job role: Marian Shaughnessy, Associate Solicitor

Contact details

Address: 3A Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 2JF

Telephone Number(s): 02088 006464

Email address: marian@johnfordsolicitors.co.uk

Website: http://johnfordsolicitors.co.uk/

Kennet and Avon Boating Community

Kennet and Avon Boating Community and Kennet and Avon Boaters' Action Group exist to inform, defend and promote the community of live aboard boaters on the western Kennet and Avon Canal.

Areas served: Kennet and Avon

Main contact and job role: Panda Smith, Member

Contact details

Telephone Number(s): 07928 078208

Email address: info@boatingcommunity.org.uk

Website: http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/

Kent County Council PRU, Inclusion and Attendance Service

We provide an outreach service that supports the attendance, education, achievement and welfare of children from Gypsy, Roma,Traveller and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

Areas served: Kent

Main contact and job role: Nina Andrew, Education Engagement Officer (Gypsy Roma Traveller/Minority Ethnic)

Contact details

Address: Worrall House, 30 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4AE

Telephone Number(s): 03000 411782

Email address: nina.andrew@kent.gov.uk

Kirklees Council – Facilities Management Officer

Areas served: Kirklees

Main contact and job role: Emma Griff, Facilities Management Officer

Contact details

Address: Kirklees Council, Civic Centre 3, 30 Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2EY

Telephone Number(s): 01484 221000 / 01484 226024

Email address: emma.griff@kirklees.gov.uk

Kushti Bok

We at Kushti Bok are dedicated too spreading awareness about race equality and aim to do this through most importantly understanding. We work with local dorset police in order to help them better understand certain minority members of society and provide expertise in dealing with these sensitive matters.

Areas served: Dorset

Main contact and job role: Betty Smith-Billington, Chair

Contact details

Telephone Number(s): 01202 474174

Email address: bbettyblue2@aol.com , info.kushtibok@gmail.com

Website: http://kushtibokdorset.co.uk/

Leeds Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Leeds provides free, confidential and independent advice to residents of Leeds and the surrounding areas. We can help with a wide range of enquiries including Benefits, Tax Credits, debt, housing and employment. You can access advice and information online, face-to-face, by telephone or via email.

Areas served: Leeds

Contact details

Address: Westminster Buildings 31 New York Street Leeds West Yorkshire LS2 7DT

Telephone Number(s): 0113 271 3135 or 0113 2234400

Website: https://www.citizensadviceleeds.org.uk/

Leeds City Council – Gypsy and Travellers Service

Areas served: Leeds

Main contact and job role: Gareth South, Gypsy Traveller Service Manager

Contact details

Address: Leeds City Council, 1st Floor, 2 Great George Street, Leeds LS2 8BA

Telephone Number(s): 0113 2475493

Email address: gypsyandtravellersservice@leeds.gov.uk

Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange (Leeds GATE)

Leeds GATE is a members organisation for Gypsy and Traveller people in West Yorkshire. Our aim is to improve quality of life for our communities. We work in partnership to address the issues which affect our homes, our health, our education and employment, and our circumstances within UK society.

Areas served: Leeds

Main contact and job role: Theresa Burthe, Administrative Assistant and Support

Contact details

Address: Crown Point House, 169 CrossGreen Lane, Leeds, LS9 0BD

Telephone Number(s): 0113 2402444

Email address: info@leedsgate.co.uk

Website: http://leedsgate.co.uk/

Leicester City Council – Gypsy and Traveller Liaison

Areas served: Leicestershire

Main contact and job role: Jacqui Green, Gypsy and Traveller Liaison Officer

Contact details

Address: County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RA

Telephone Number(s): 0750 778 3427

Leicestershire County Council Multi Agency Travellers Unit

The Multi Agency Traveller Unit in Leicestershire comprises Traveller Liaison Officers, a Public Health Co-ordinator and provides site management services for Council Sites in the County. We also have a dedicated Police Sergeant and a Traveller Education Team, ensuring that Traveller’s across Leicestershire have support with access to education.

Areas served: Leicestershire

Main contact and job role: Mat Bagley, Multi Agency Travellers Unit Manager

Contact details

Address: Beaumont Lodge, Astill Lodge Road, Leicester, LE4 1EF

Telephone Number(s): 01163 058156 or 07818 014574

Email address: Mat.bagley@leics.gov.uk

Website: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/community-safety/gypsy-and-traveller-services

Leicestershire Gypsy and Traveller Equality (G.A.T.E.)

We provide direct support for Gypsy and Traveller people of all ages and assist in supporting and mentoring in areas including education, health and mental health. We also provide cultural awareness training to organisations and work with them to ensure their service meets the needs of Gypsy and Traveller Communities.

Areas served: Leichestershire

Main contact and job role: Jackie Duffy, Project Manager

Contact details

Address: The Emerald Centre, 450 Gipsy Lane, Leicester, LE5 0TB

Telephone Number(s): 07934 839321

Email address: leicestershiregate@yahoo.com

Leicestershire NHS Partnership – The Travelling Family Service

Our outreach is available for Travellers of all ages. We visit parents and new babies to assess their health, well-being, growth and development of the baby and give support as needed. We also provide health advice and assistance to children, young adults and assist adults in accessing primary care services.

Areas served: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Contact details

Address: New Parks Health Centre, St Oswalds Rd, Leicester LE3 6RJ

Telephone Number(s): 0116 2958759

Website: http://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/_OurServices-TravellingFamiliesService.aspx

Leigh Day Solicitors

A specialist law firm with some of the country's leading personal injury, product liability, clinical negligence, employment and discrimination, international and human rights teams. Unlike other law firms, we act exclusively for claimants who've been injured or treated unlawfully by others. We are based in London, Manchester and Liverpool.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Rosa Curling, Associate Solicitor

Contact details

Address: Priory House, 25 St John's Lane, London, EC1M 4LB

Telephone Number(s): 0207 650 1200

Email address: postbox@leighday.co.uk , rcurling@leighday.co.uk

Fax Number: 02076 501200

Website: www.leighday.co.uk

Lincolnshire County Council Gypsy and Traveller Liaison

As Gypsy and Traveller Liaison Officer, Nick Willey’s main responsibilities include overseeing the management of the four Gypsy/Traveller sites owned by Lincolnshire County Council and dealing with unauthorised encampments stationed on land that is either the responsibility of LCC or owned by the authority in a balanced and proportionate manner.

Areas served: Lincolnshire

Main contact and job role: Nick Willey, Gypsy and Traveller Liaison Officer

Contact details

Address: Lincolnshire County Council, Corporate Property, 51 Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1YL

Telephone Number(s): 01522 554218

Email address: Nick.willey@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Lincolnshire Traveller Initiative

Lincolnshire Traveller Initiative provides lifelong learning for the Traveller communities of Lincolnshire. We provide preventative health care services and help with things such as driver training, passport applications, school and college applications and community cohesion by planning events with the settled population.

Areas served: Lincolnshire

Main contact and job role: Paul Boucher, Director

Contact details

Address: 1 Coupland Close, Waddington, Lincoln LN5 9NW

Telephone Number(s): 07503 878740

Email address: paulboucher1@outlook.com

Website: http://www.lincsti.co.uk/

Liverpool City Council Gypsy Traveller and Asylum

Areas served: Liverpool

Main contact and job role: Tony Glennon, Gypsy Traveller and Asylum Officer

Contact details

Address: Tony Glennon, Gypsy / Traveller & Asylum Officer, 3rd Floor Cunard Building Water Street L3 1ES

Telephone Number(s): 01512 330808

Email address: Tony.Glennon@liverpool.gov.uk

Liverpool Community Health

Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust deliver community health services to people in their own homes, in over 60 locations including health centres and clinics, four Walk-in Centres and Bed Based Intermediate Care Centre. We also deliver specialist Dental Health Care, Therapies, Medicines Management and Nutrition & Dietetic Service.

Areas served: Liverpool

Main contact and job role: Sue McCormick, Health Visitor for Travellers

Contact details

Address: Vauxhall Medical Centre 111-117 Limekiln Ln, Liverpool L5 8XR

Telephone Number(s): 01512 953737

Email address: sue.mccormick@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

Website: http://www.liverpoolcommunityhealth.nhs.uk/

London Boaters

London Boaters is a community-based organisation initially founded in 2008 to connect boaters. This website aims to act as a community resource for boaters from all sides of the canal towpath to protect the life we love.

Areas served: London

Contact details

Telephone Number(s): 07791 976357

Email address: info@londonboaters.org

Website: http://www.londonboaters.org/

London Gypsies and Travellers

London Gypsies and Travellers (formerly the London Gypsy and Traveller Unit) is an organisation which challenges social exclusion and discrimination, working for change in partnership with Gypsies and Travellers. We work with the community and a range of trusted partners to contribute to the development of local, regional and national policy.

Areas served: London

Main contact and job role: Ms Shane Rowles, Resources Officer

Contact details

Address: 6 Westgate Street, London, E8 3RN

Telephone Number(s): 02085 332002

Email address: info@londongandt.org.uk

Website: http://www.londongypsiesandtravellers.org.uk/

Low Impact Life Onboard (LILO)

LILO is a banner to link together Low Impact boater communities in the UK. The LILO website is where you'll find information about the eco-boating community in Britain, as well as the LILO Handbook, a guide and resource manual to low impact life on board. It's co-written by anyone who has something to contribute.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Luton Roma Trust

Luton Roma Trust is a non-profit organisation, which follows the principles of the Christian Gospel and works holistically to enhance the lives of the Roma community of Luton, meeting them in their deepest needs, and supporting their emancipation.

Areas served: Luton

Main contact and job role: Revd. Martin Burrell, Chaplain to Gypsies, Travellers and Roma for Diocese of St Albans

Contact details

Address: Luton Roma Trust , 5 Woodbury Hill, Luton  LU2 7JP

Email address: office@lutonromatrust.org.uk

Website: https://lutonromatrust.org.uk/

Mary Ward Legal Centre

The Mary Ward Legal Centre provides free, independent advice to people who live and work in London to help them access their legal rights and entitlements. The main areas of law we can help with are debt, housing and welfare benefits.

Areas served: London

Main contact and job role: Annabel Kennedy, Solicitor

Contact details

Address: Mary Ward Legal Centre, 10 Great Turnstile, London, WC1V 7JU

Telephone Number(s): 020 7831 7079

Fax Number: 020 7831 5431

Website: https://www.marywardlegal.org.uk/

MECOPP Carers Centre

We use community development approaches in working with Gypsy/Travellers. Our work is multi-dimensional – including outreach work, community-led research, film-making, limited casework and training. We also work with partners from the statutory and voluntary sectors to develop their capacity to respond more appropriately to the needs of this community.

Areas served: Edinburgh & the Lothians

Main contact and job role: Donna Lawrie, Gypsy/Traveller Development Worker

Contact details

Address: Maritime House, 8 The Shore, Ediburgh, EH6 6QN

Telephone Number(s): 07527 611974

Email address: donna@mecopp.org.uk

Website: http://www.mecopp.org.uk/

Michael Hargreaves Planning

Private Planner with speciality in Gypsy and Traveller site planning

Areas served: Cambridge

Main contact and job role: Michael Hargreaves, Principal

Contact details

Address: 5 High Street, Swaffham Prior, Cambridge, CB25 OLD

Telephone Number(s): 01638 744 11 or 0775 966 6991

Email address: michaelh5sp@gmail.com

Middlesborough County Council – Site Manager

Areas served: Middlesbrough

Main contact and job role: Laura May, Tenancy Relations Officer - Neighbourhood Safety Team

Contact details

Address: Middlesbrough Council Social Services, Vancouver House, Gurney Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 9FW

Telephone Number(s): 01642 728032

Email address: Laura_May@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Minton Morrill Solicitors

Minton Morrill is a specialised law practice with a nation-wide client base, whose service remains synonymous with quality and client care. We offer award-winning services in the areas of Clinical Negligence, Court of Protection, Inquest Law, Actions against Police, Housing, Public Law, Crime, Motoring Law, Community Care and Judicial Reviews.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Keith Coughtire, Assistant Solicitor

Contact details

Address: 27 Park Square West, Leeds LS1 2PL

Telephone Number(s): 0113 345 2387 or 0113 391 6046

Email address: keith.coughtrie@mintonmorrill.co.uk , keith.lomax@mintonmorrill.co.uk

Fax Number: 0113 242 1965

Website: http://www.mintonmorrill.co.uk/

Murdoch Planning

Dr. Murdoch is a Chartered Town Planner with over 20 years of experience working for Gypsies and Travellers. Previous to setting up his independent consultancy, Dr Murdoch worked as a Planning Advisor for Gypsies and Travellers for 10 years. Dr Murdoch works to provide expert advice, consultancy and representation to Gypsies and Travellers.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Dr Angus Murdoch, Director

Contact details

Address: PO Box 71, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0WF

Telephone Number(s): 01460 57881 or 07899 908343

Email address: angus@murdochplanning.co.uk

Murphy Associates

We are an independent town planning, conservation and urban design consultancy working throughout England, Northern and Southern Ireland. We work on cases involving permitted development, lawful development certificates, prior notification, enforcement notices, as well as representing clients at appeal and acting as an expert witness at Public Inquiries.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Eimear Murphy, Director/Consultant

Contact details

Address: 18 Braemore Court, Kingsway, Hove BN3 4FG

Telephone Number(s): Office Phone 01273 251508 or Mobile 07825005297

Email address: info@murphyassociates.co.uk , eimear@murphyassociates.co.uk

Website: http://www.murphyassociates.co.uk/

National Association of Boat Owners (NABO)

The National Association of Boat Owners is dedicated to promoting the interests of private boaters on Britain's canals and rivers and lakes. Volunteer members work with Navigation Authorities and public bodies so that boater's voices and views can be heard when decisions and being made.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Address: NABO General Secretary, PO Box 104, Leyland, PR25 9AN

Telephone Number(s): 07989 441674

Email address: contact_us@nabo.org.uk

Website: http://nabo.org.uk/

National Association of Teachers of Travellers & Other Professionals (NATT+)

NATT+ is the nationally recognised voice of Traveller Education Services. It represents and supports members at a national level by addressing Gypsy, Roma and Traveller. It provides a platform for teachers of Travellers and other professionals involved in the education of Gypsy, Roma and Travellers, to share good practice and resources and promote these through its activities.

Areas served: National

Contact details

National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA)

The National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) is a volunteer organisation that campaigns and provides advice for itinerant boat dwellers on Britain’s inland and coastal waterways. This includes anyone whose home is a boat and who does not have a permanent mooring for their boat with planning permission for residential use.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Nick Brown, Secretary

Contact details

Address: 30 Silver St, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2ST

Telephone Number(s): 01183 214128

Email address: secretariat@bargee-traveller.org.uk

Website: http://www.bargee-traveller.org.uk/

National Gypsy Traveller Roma Council

The National Gypsy Traveller Roma Council is a Traveller led association in place to bring the issues important to Travellers to the fore, and to support and aid Travellers in their quest for equality.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Phien, Chair

Contact details

Telephone Number(s): 07561 548749

Email address: chair.ngtrc@gmail.com

North-East Lincolnshire Council

Areas served: North-East Lincolnshire

Main contact and job role: Paul Wilmot, Senior Development Management Officer

Contact details

Address: Home Improvement Service Lead Officer, Origin 1, Origin Way, Europarc, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN37 9TZ

Telephone Number(s): 01472 324765

Email address: Paul.wilmot@nelincs.gov.uk

Website: https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/

Northamptonshire Countywide Traveller Unit

The Countywide Traveller Unit (CTU) brings together a specialist multi-disciplinary team to deal with the gypsy and traveller issues across the county in a co-ordinated and proactive way. Services include: management of unauthorised encampments on all public land, providing advice and guidance to private land owners and aiming to reduce the problems associated with encampments.

Areas served: Northamptonshire

Main contact and job role: Martin Tootell, Traveller Liaison Officer

Contact details

Address: Countywide Traveller Unit, County Hall, Room 228, Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DN

Telephone Number(s): 01604 366234

Email address: MTootell@northamptonshire.gov.uk , ctu@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Website: http://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/environment-and-planning/gypsies-and-travellers/Pages/default.aspx

Northumberland County Council – Gypsy Roma Traveller Liaison Officer

Areas served: Northumberland

Main contact and job role: Graham Handy, Gypsy Roma Traveller Liaison Officer

Contact details

Address: Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EF

Telephone Number(s): 0345 600 6400

Email address: Graham.handy@northumblerland.gov.uk

Website: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Housing/Travellers.aspx?nccredirect=1

Oblique Arts

Oblique Arts works with communities to deliver innovative high quality arts projects. An important element of our work is with the Travelling community, locally our largest ethnic minority. We offer an advocacy service in addition to art-on-site, creative literacy, oral history and archiving projects.

Areas served: Cambridgeshire

Main contact and job role: Beverley Carpenter, Project Leader

Contact details

Address: 14 Cockburn Street, Cambridge CB13NB

Telephone Number(s): 07950656799

Email address: mail@obliquearts.co.uk

Website: www.oblique-arts.com

Offenders Family Helpline

The National Offenders’ Families Helpline can support you if a family member is in contact with the criminal justice system. We provide advice and information on all aspects from what happens on arrest, visiting a prison to preparing for release. We support families in England and Wales.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Address: Offenders' Families Helpline, Family Lives, 15-17 The Broadway, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5HZ

Telephone Number(s): 08088 082003

Email address: info@offendersfamilieshelpline.org

Website: http://www.offendersfamilieshelpline.org/

One Voice 4 Travellers

We are a Gypsies and Travellers community, working to reduce any forms of violence by promoting good health and advancing the education of Gypsies and Travellers in conditions of need, hardship or distress caused or associated with violence. We also promote equality of opportunity and good relations between Gypsies and Travellers and the settled communities.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Jaine Codona, Manager

Contact details

Address: 3a Country Park, Jubilee Lane, Marshland St James, Wisbech, Cambs, PE14 8JD

Telephone Number(s): 01945 430724

Email address: onevoice4traveller@hotmail.com

Website: https://onevoice4travellers.co.uk/

Ormiston Families – Traveller Advocate Project

The Ormiston Families Traveller Advocate project is part of a multi-agency, health, education and advocacy team. Our advocacy worker supports the most vulnerable traveller families on a wide range of emerging and presenting issues including well-being support, housing issues, benefit issues, access to education and signposting and advocating on behalf of families.

Areas served: Cambridgeshire

Main contact and job role: Kelly Buckley, Senior Practitioner and Advocate

Contact details

Address: 25 Queen Street, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 8SN

Telephone Number(s): 01354 659 988 or 01473 724517 

Email address: kelly.buckley@ormistonfamilies.org.uk , enquiries@ormistonfamilies.org.uk

Fax Number: 01473 274255

Website: https://www.ormiston.org/what-we-do/our-programmes/the-connect-programme/gypsy-and-traveller-families/

Osbornes Law

We specialise in Family Law (including international adoption and child abduction), Property Law, Property Litigation, Social Welfare, Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates and Personal Injury. Osbornes Law comprises more than 100 lawyers and staff with a reputation for excellence and a strong commitment to our clients.

Areas served: London

Contact details

Address: Livery House, 9 Pratt Street, London, NW1 0AE

Telephone Number(s): 020 7485 8811

Fax Number: 020 7485 5660

Website: http://osborneslaw.com/

Oxforshire and Buckinghamshire Gypsy and Traveller Services

Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Gypsy and Traveller Services is committed to ensuring that all issues that affect Travellers staying on land within the county are dealt with in a balanced and proportionate manner. We deal with any issues of unauthorised encampments and manage the six county council owned permanent sites.

Areas served: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire

Contact details

Address: 1st floor, Bicester Fire Station, Queens Avenue, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 2NR

Telephone Number(s): 01865 815545

Email address: travellers@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Fax Number: 01869 327217

Pembrokeshire Care Society

Pembrokeshire Care Society assists the homeless (through funding received from various sources) by identifying the issues and to then plan, develop and provide the services to alleviate them. Our services include advice, assistance and advocacy, bond certificate guarantee scheme, resettlement package, debt advice, crisis intervention, generic support service, travel warrant scheme, starter packs, furniture grant scheme and landlord advice groups.

Areas served: Pembrokeshire

Main contact and job role: Sharon Davies, Gypsy Traveller Tenancy Support Officer

Contact details

Address: 1 Corner House, Barn Street, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 1BW

Telephone Number(s): 01437 765335

Email address: path@pembrokeshirecaresociety.org.uk

Website: http://pembrokeshirecaresociety.org.uk

Philip Brown Associates Limited

Philip Brown is a Chartered Town Planner with more than 30 years’ experience of planning matters, obtained whilst working in Local Government and private practice. He has increasingly specialised in working on behalf of Gypsies and Travellers, obtaining planning permission for close to 300 caravan sites nationally, mainly on appeal.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Philip Brown, Director

Contact details

Address: 74 Park Road, Rugby, CV21 2QX

Telephone Number(s): 01788 570574

Email address: philipbrownassociates@talktalk.net

Plan Research

An independent consultancy offering advice and support from chartered professionals on all aspects of town and country planning in England, including: pre-application advice, planning applications, appeals against refusal of planning permission, enforcement issues and certificates of lawfulness. We’re experienced in obtaining planning permissions for stables and exercise areas for horses.

Areas served: Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Main contact and job role: Martha James, Principal Consultant

Contact details

Address: P.O. Box 37, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9ZR

Telephone Number(s): 07522 149285

Email address: Martha@planresearch.co.uk

Website: http://www.planresearch.co.uk/

Planning Aid England

Planning Aid England offers planning advice and support to individuals and communities. We offer five main services and types of support: free planning advice and guidance – website and advice line, bespoke support for eligible individuals and communities, outreach and capacity building, neighbourhood planning, online resources and guides.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Address: The Royal Town Planning Institute, 41 Botolph Lane, London, EC3R 8DL

Email address: advice@planningaid.rtpi.org.uk

Website: http://www.rtpi.org.uk/planning-aid/

Plymouth & Devon Racial Equality Council

PDREC believes that to build a fair and just society everyone must have an equal chance to live, work and learn free from prejudice, discrimination and racism.  It values diversity and works in partnership with individuals and organisations that are also committed to race equality.

Areas served: Devon, Plymouth

Main contact and job role: Deborah Earl, Devon Advocacy Worker

Contact details

Address: Plymouth Office, Harwell Centre, 28 – 42 Harwell Court, Plymouth, PL1 1PY

Telephone Number(s): 01752 224555

Email address: d.earl@plymouthrec.org

Website: http://plymouthanddevonrec.org.uk/

Possability People

We provide free, independent information and support to everyone including disabled people, their carers, families and friends. We can help you fill in the necessary paper work so the process is less daunting and stressful and can help you challenge benefit decisions you disagree with and support you through appeals

Areas served: East and West Sussex

Main contact and job role: Sharon Rose, Outreach and Communications Co-ordinator

Contact details

Address: Montague House, Montague Place, Brighton BN2 1JE

Telephone Number(s): 01273 89 40 40

Email address: hello@possabilitypeople.org.uk

Website: https://www.possabilitypeople.org.uk/

Preston and Western Lancashire Racial Equality and Diversity Council

Preston and Western Lancashire Racial Equality and Diversity Council is a voluntary organisation who provide advice and services on issues of discrimination, race hate or harassment, community relations and community cohesion and immigration related services. If we cannot help directly we shall put you in touch with the right agency.

Areas served: Lancashire

Main contact and job role: Faruk Desai, Manager

Contact details

Address: Town Hall Annexe, Birley Street, Preston, PR1 2RL

Telephone Number(s): 01772 906422

Email address: admin@prestonrec.org.uk

Fax Number: 01772 906685

Website: http://www.prestonrec.org.uk/

Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex (RCSAS)

We are a women-only independent organisation based in Crawley, providing a high standard of professional support to female survivors of sexual violence. We offer therapy for up to a year from our centre in Crawley and hub in Worthing. We also offer independent advocacy and outreach support

Main contact and job role: Harriet Marchant, Independent Sexual Violence Advocate

Contact details

Address: PO Box 1265, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 0JY

Telephone Number(s): Helpline: 0808 802 9999 Office: 01293 538 477

Email address: info@rcsas.org.uk

Fax Number: 01293 279 956

Website: www.rcsas.org.uk

Report Racism GRT

Report Racism GRT is a national hate incident reporting site and support service that is run by and for Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities in the UK with support from Gypsy and Traveller Empowerment Hertfordshire.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Josie O'Driscoll, Director

Contact details

Address: Report Racism GRT, GATE Herts 3rd floor, The Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1HR

Telephone Number(s): 07852 916912

Email address: Josie@reportracismGRT.com , sherrie@reportracismGRT.com

Website: http://reportracismgrt.com/

Residential Boat Owners’ Association

The RBOA is a member organisation, run entirely by volunteers. Its aims include maintaining and supporting a variety of live-aboard lifestyles, on many kinds of boats, both inland and coastal. It advises those considering life afloat, and aims to promote good relations between boat owners, moorings operators, and waterway users.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Beryl McDowall, General Secretary

Contact details

Address: 10 Rectory Close Crick, Northamptonshire, NN6 7SY

Telephone Number(s): 07710 029247

Email address: publicity@rboa.org.uk

Website: http://www.rboa.org.uk/

Richardsons Solicitors Ltd

We are specialist lawyers in divorce, family law, probate, motoring, and all aspects of criminal defence work. Our Family Law team will handle a variety of matters efficiently and sensitively including divorce proceedings, financial settlements, and matters relating to children such as contact and residence.

Areas served: West Sussex

Main contact and job role: Sharon Waggott, Partner

Contact details

Address: Richardson Solicitors Ltd, 10 Shelley Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1TR

Telephone Number(s): 01903 831 000 or in emergencies 07979 574 149

Email address: info@richardsonsolicitors.co.uk

Website: http://richardsonsolicitorsltd.co.uk/

RISE

Helping those affected by domestic abuse, we work alongside survivors giving practical support to help them rebuild safer lives. We offer practical help ranging from direct advice to refuge space to those in urgent need. We also work in schools teaching children about healthy relationships to prevent the next generation from repeating the pattern.

Areas served: Sussex

Contact details

Address: 3rd Floor Rear, Shaftesbury Court, 95 Ditchling Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4ST

Telephone Number(s): 01273 622822 or 0300 323 9985

Email address: helpline@riseuk.org.uk

Website: http://www.riseuk.org.uk/

Robert Tutton Town Planning Consultants Ltd

We handle development proposals in the residential, business and leisure fields and have had successes with particularly challenging projects relating to agricultural buildings and dwellings, hot food outlets and travellers. We offer planning and enforcement advice, prepare applications, prosecute appeals via the written, hearing and public inquiry procedures and make representations at local plan inquiries.

Areas served: Hampshire, Sussex

Main contact and job role: Robert Tutton, Principal

Contact details

Address: Robert Tutton Town Planning Consultants Ltd, 23 Romsey Avenue, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 9TR

Telephone Number(s): 0800 066 3847 or 01329 825985

Email address: enquiry@planningfareham.co.uk , roberttutton@msn.com

Fax Number: 01329 230175

Website: http://www.planningfareham.co.uk/

Roma Support Group

We aim to improve the quality of life for Roma refugees and migrants by helping them to overcome prejudice, isolation and vulnerability. It is also our objective to make the public aware of Roma culture, heritage and current situation of Roma refugees and migrants in the UK through cultural and informative events and publications.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Address: Roma Support Group, 318 Barking Road, E13 8HL

Telephone Number(s): 02075 110800 or 0794 908 9778

Email address: info@romasupportgroup.org.uk

Website: http://romasupportgroup.org.uk/

Romani Cultural and Arts Company

The Romani Cultural Arts Company is the leading Romani and Traveller community-based organisation in Wales, traditionally using the arts and culture as a vehicle for advocacy and empowerment, amongst the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. We support individuals to become actors and agents of change in their own communities

Areas served: Wales

Main contact and job role: Isaac Blake, Director

Contact details

Address: The Romani Cultural and Arts Company, Temple Court, 13a Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9HA

Telephone Number(s): 02920 786439

Email address: isaacblake@romaniarts.co.uk

Website: http://www.romaniarts.co.uk

Romany & Traveller Family History Society

Romany & Traveller Family History Society is the first, and still the only, British family history society for people with Romany Gypsy, Traveller and Fairground roots. We bring together other like-minded people and help them to research their family trees, find out about their heritage and share know-how and information.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Sharon Heppell, Vice-Chairman and Secretary

Contact details

Address: The RTFHS Secretary, c/o Flat 53, 41 Provost Street, London N1 7NB

Email address: enquiries@rtfhs.org.uk

Website: https://rtfhs.org.uk/

Romany Interpreting and Translations

RIT specializes in offering legal, medical and local government language services in all European languages. RIT offers simultaneous, consecutive, conference, face to face, telephone, skype, audio and document (including transcription, proofreading and editing) types of interpreting and translation services. Angel provides services in Roma, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Macedonian.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Angel L. Ivanavov, Proprieter, Interpreter and Translator

Contact details

Address: 464, Moss Lane East, M14 4PW, Manchester, UK

Telephone Number(s): 01618 184969

Email address: romanyinterpreting@gmail.com

Website: https://www.romanyinterpretingandtranslations.com/

Royal Sussex County Hospital – Maternity Services

We can provide antenatal care for your pregnancy, arrange your scan appointments, organise any other appointments you may need or provide information on local services, home visits and one-to-one parent education sessions and even help you with housing and help with registering with a GP if you need it.

Areas served: East Sussex

Main contact and job role: Anna Ferguson, Midwife

Contact details

Address: Level 11, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

Telephone Number(s): 01273 696955 ext. 67583 or 07795 498509

Website: https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/maternity/our-services/specialist-support/travelling-community/

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust – Traveller Health Visitor Team

Areas served: Wolverhampton

Main contact and job role: Julie Watts, Health Visitor

Contact details

Address: The Gem Centre, Bentley Bridge Business Park, Neachells Lane, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton WV11 3UP

Telephone Number(s): 01902 446270 ext. 5237

Runnymede and Spelthorne Citizens Advice Bureau

We aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they faceand equally to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives. The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

Areas served: Runnymede and Spelthorne

Contact details

Address: The Old Library, Church Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 1RW

Telephone Number(s): 01932 827187

Website: http://www.randscab.org.uk

Ruston Planning Ltd

Ruston Planning Limited are chartered town planners working on behalf of Gypsies and Travellers and have considerable experience in such cases. We can deal with planning applications, appeals, enforcement matters, and lawful development certificates. We cover the whole of England and Wales.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Dr Simon Ruston, Principal

Contact details

Address: Simon Ruston MRTPI, Ruston Planning Ltd, The Picton Street Centre, 10-12 Picton Street, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5QA

Telephone Number(s): 0117 325 0350 or 07967 308752

Email address: admin@rustonplanning.co.uk , simon@rustonplanning.co.uk

Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd

Scott-Moncrieff  offers legal advice throughout England and Wales, through face-to-face contact or online, via Skype or by phone. We advise people, companies and other organisations on a full range of legal issues, bringing the full weight of expert teams of specialists to supporting and advising our clients.  

Areas served: London and Nottingham

Main contact and job role: Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, Managing Director

Contact details

Address: Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd, 88 Kingsway, Holborn, London WC2B 6AA

Telephone Number(s): 02038 116228

Fax Number: 02078 411090

Website: https://www.scomo.com/

Sheffield Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Sheffield advocacy services exist to provide a free, independent and confidential service for people who need independent advocacy support either online, over the phone or in person. We offer advice on issues of benefits, work, debt and money, housing, family, immigration, health and law and courts.

Areas served: Sheffield

Main contact and job role: Angela Bishop, Gypsy and Traveller Welfare Rights Advisor

Contact details

Address: 77 Queen Street, Mosborough, Sheffield, S20 5BP

Telephone Number(s): Helpline: 03444 113 111 Office: 0114 2480043 or 0114 293 9730

Website: https://citizensadvicesheffield.org.uk/

Sheffield Health and Social Care – Health Inclusion Team

The Health Inclusion Team provides a nurse-led service for gypsies and travellers and people living in temporary or hostel accommodation, providing assessment of health and social needs, support, advice, care planning and referrals to other local services.

Areas served: Sheffield

Main contact and job role: Sue Givans, Team Leader

Contact details

Address: Lightwood House, 1 Lightwood Lane, Sheffield, S8 8BG

Telephone Number(s): 01142 262534

Email address: sue.givans@nhs.net , sct-ctr.healthinclusionteam@nhs.net

Fax Number: 01142 261741

Website: https://shsc.nhs.uk/service/homeless-and-traveller-team/

Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain

The Showmen's Guild is the national and local negotiating body for travelling showmen with the aim of protecting the interests of its members, travelling showmen, who gain their livelihoods by attending funfairs. It does this in two ways; by its code of rules for members and through the legal and constitutional processes of the land.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Address: Guild House, 41 Clarence Street, Staines, Middlesex TW18 4SY

Telephone Number(s): 01784 461805

Email address: centraloffice@showmensguild.co.uk

Website: http://www.showmensguild.co.uk/

Shropshire County Council Gypsy Liaison

Areas served: Shropshire

Main contact and job role: John Taylor or Sarah Green, Gypsy Liaison Officers

Contact details

Address: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

Telephone Number(s): 03456 789000

Email address: john.taylor@shropshire.gov.uk , sarah.green@shropshire.gov.uk

Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors

Whether you need legal advice on mediation, separation, divorce, arrangements for children, social services, domestic violence or any other related issues, we can help. Our Family Law Solicitors specialise in resolving family and matrimonial disputes with the aim of achieving the best result for you and your family.

Areas served: National

Main contact and job role: Bob McAra, Family Law Consultant

Contact details

Address: Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors, 21-27 St Paul's Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2JG

Telephone Number(s): New Clinets: 0808 129 3320   Exisitng Clinets: 0345 357 9000

Email address: info@simpsonmillar.co.uk 

Website: http://www.simpsonmillar.co.uk/

Society for the Promotion and Advancement of Romany Culture (SPARC)

Areas served: Middlesbrough

Main contact and job role: Emily Clarke, Principal Officer

Contact details

Address: 16 Metz Bridge Court, Riverside Park Road, Middlesbrough, TS2 1NL

Telephone Number(s): 01642 205321

Email address: emily-clarke@btconnect.com

Solace Women’s Aid

Our Irish and Irish Traveller Outreach service provides one on one support to Irish and Irish Traveller women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence in communities across London, helping them to stay safe, find safe accommodation and offering housing, financial and legal advice.

Areas served: London

Contact details

Address: Unit 5-7, Blenheim Court, 62 Brewery Road, London N7 9NY

Telephone Number(s): 020 7619 1350 or Helpline: 0808 802 5565

Email address: advice@solacewomensaid.org , info@solacewomensaid.org

Fax Number: 020 7619 1351

Website: http://solacewomensaid.org/

SOS Rape Crisis

SOS Rape Crisis provide specialist advocacy and therapeutic support to survivors or any form of sexual abuse/rape, any gender and all ages. Our web page includes an on-line referral form for anyone wishing to access our services.

Areas served: Southend-On-Sea, Castle point and Rochford areas in Essex

Contact details

Telephone Number(s): Helpline & Informaton 01702 303232 or Office 01702 667590

Email address: info@sosrc.org.uk

Website: http://www.sosrc.org/

South East Wales Racial Equality Council (SEWREC)

SEWREC work with older people, Gypsy, Traveller & Roma people, disabled people, migrants, asylum seekers & refugees, people who have survived sexual violence and those who have experienced hate crime; on education and training, emphasising basic skills and personal development; and community development, including youth work and work through sport, heritage and the arts.

Areas served: Gwent

Main contact and job role: Thomas Hendry, Gypsy and Traveller Liaison Officer

Contact details

Address: SEWREC (South East Wales Racial Equality Council), St Davids House, 137 Commercial Street, Newport, NP20 1LN

Telephone Number(s): 01633 250 006

Email address: thomas.hendry@sewrec.org.uk

Fax Number: 01633 260 757

Website: https://sites.google.com/sewrec.org.uk/sewrecwales/about-us

Southwark Travellers’ Action Group

STAG is a community organisation whose aim is to address inequalities experienced by Gypsies and Travellers in Southwark and the surrounding area. STAG’s activities have developed into the following areas: support advice & advocacy, education, training & employment, housing & accommodation, health, women’s groups, youth groups and culture & representation.

Areas served: Southwark

Main contact and job role: Harriet Ballance, Manager

Contact details

Address: Sojourner Truth Community Centre, 161 Sumner Road, London, SE15 6JL

Telephone Number(s): 02073 586818 or 02073 586837

Email address: harriet@staglondon.org , annmarie@staglondon.org

Website: www.staglondon.org

St Helens Met Borough Council Gypsy and Traveller Liaison

We manage the permanent Council Gypsy and Traveller site containing provisions for 20 families, promote good community relations between different racial groups, work with other agencies to improve access to services for Gypsies and Travellers, respond to complaints about encampments and work with other agencies to deal with unauthorised encampments.

Areas served: St Helens

Main contact and job role: Lorraine McGowan, Gypsy and Traveller Liaison Officer

Contact details

Address: St Helens Council, 2nd Floor Atlas House, Corporation Street , St Helens , WA9 1LD

Telephone Number(s): 01744 671683

Email address: lorrainemcgowan@sthelens.gov.uk

Website: https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/housing/gypsies-and-travellers/

Staffordshire North and Stoke Citizens Advice Bureau

We are part of the Citizens Advice Bureau national helpline. We provide advice on a range of subjects including debt, social security benefits, employment, housing, immigration and asylum, health and community care. Our aim is to empower those who experience poverty and inequality to improve their lives and educate society on these issues.

Areas served: Staffordshire

Contact details

Address: Advice House, Cheapside, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 1HL

Telephone Number(s): Advice Line: 03444 111 444 or Office: 01782 201234

Email address: advice@snscab.org.uk

Website: http://www.snscab.org.uk/

Stoke on Trent City Council Gypsy and Traveller Liaison

Areas served: Stoke on Trent

Main contact and job role: Anika Bashford, Gypsy and Traveller Liaison

Contact details

Address: Civic Offices Glebe Street Stoke ST4 1RE

Telephone Number(s): Office Phone 01782 237152 or Mobile 07766603861

Suffolk and Norfolk Gypsy Roma Traveller Service

Areas served: Suffolk and Norfolk

Main contact and job role: Karen Wright, Gypsy and Roma Traveller Service Development Manager

Contact details

Address: Suffolk and Norfolk Gypsy Roma and Traveller Service, North Wing, Room 04, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2SG,

Telephone Number(s): 01603 222927 or 07733 302806

Email address: Karen.wright@norfolk.gov.uk

Website: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/community-and-safety/gypsies-and-travellers/

Sugaré & Co Solicitors

Sugare & Co Solicitors has experts in a wide range of legal services on children and separated parents, cohabitation disputes, compensation claims, criminal defence, divorce and finances, injunctions, motoring law, social services and child protection. Legal aid is available in most situations and we are able to do a free legal aid assessment for you.

Areas served: Leeds

Main contact and job role: Daniel Sugaré, Partner

Contact details

Address: 36 Park Square North, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2NY

Telephone Number(s): 01132 446978

Email address: danielsugare@sugare.co.uk

Website: http://www.sugareandco.co.uk/

Surrey Law Centre

The Surrey Law Centre has been helping disadvantaged and vulnerable people gain access to justice. We aim to quickly identify your needs and provide a non-discriminatory service to you. We will quickly signpost you to another appropriate service if it is an issue which we are unable to assist with.

Areas served: Surrey

Main contact and job role: Angela Brock, Centre Manager

Contact details

Telephone Number(s): 0330 002 0099

Email address: reception@surreylawcentre.org

Website: https://surreylawcentre.org/

Surrey Travellers Community Relations Forum

The Forum was founded in 1996 to create opportunities for public agencies, charities, interested individuals/groups and Traveller communities, to talk to each other.We aim to overcome prejudice, increase understanding of Traveller culture and promote equality of opportunity. Our website is where we organise our activities, share ideas, and publicise our mission.

Areas served: Surrey

Main contact and job role: Mark Haythorne, Member

Contact details

Address: 8 Salvation Place, Young Street, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9BS

Telephone Number(s): 07723 663747

Email address: mark.haythorne@surreycc.gov.uk

Website: http://www.sgtcf.uk/

Swain & Co Solicitors

Swain & Co Solicitors are experts in providing legal advice and representation on legal matters related to Family Law, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Community Care, Mental Health, Housing Law and Prison Law.

Areas served: Hampshire Portsmouth/Havant, Southampton & Liverpool

Main contact and job role: Samantha Lee, Managing Director

Contact details

Address: Compass House, 57 Meridian Centre, North Street, Havant, PO9 1UW

Telephone Number(s): 0800 0351 999 or 0239 2483 322

Email address: mail@swainandco.com

Website: http://www.swainandco.com/

Teign Housing

We manage the Haldon Ridge Travellers Site on behalf of Teignbridge District Council. If you would like to be considered for a pitch, please contact Lynne to arrange a phone or face-to-face interview to be added to the waiting list.

Areas served: Devon

Main contact and job role: Lynne Garnett, Traveller Site Manager

Contact details

Address: Neighbourhood Services, Teign Housing

Telephone Number(s): 01626 322789

Email address: lynne.garnett@teignhousing.co.uk

Website: http://www.teignhousing.co.uk/

Thames Valley Gypsy Council

Areas served: Thames Valley

Main contact and job role: Joseph G. Jones, Spokesperson

Contact details

Telephone Number(s): 07963 565952

Email address: info@gypsy-association.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/GypsyCouncilTV/

Tower Hamlets Law Centre

Tower Hamlets Law Centre provides legal advice and representation, mainly to people who work and live in the borough. We currently undertake work in the following areas: housing, immigration, welfare benefits, debt advice, employment & discrimination, community care and education.

Areas served: London

Main contact and job role: Monalisa Caba, Administrative Team

Contact details

Address: Tower Hamlets Law Centre, 789 Commercial Road, Limehouse, London, E14 7HG 

Telephone Number(s): 020 7538 4909

Email address: info@thlc.co.uk

Fax Number: 02030 698376

Website: http://thlc.co.uk/

Traveller and Romani Advice and Information Network

TRAIN supports all Traveller and Romani families, who are experiencing social work involvement. We provide free telephone advice and support to parents whose children are in need, at risk or in the care system, and to wider family members or community who are raising children unable to remain at home.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Traveller Movement

The Traveller Movement is a national community charity promoting inclusion and community engagement with Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. The Traveller Movement seeks to empower and support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to advocate for the full implementation of their human rights.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Address: The Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

Telephone Number(s): 02076 072002

Email address: info@travellermovement.org.uk

Fax Number: 02076 072005

Website: http://travellermovement.org.uk/

Traveller Space

TravellerSpace is a registered charity supporting Gypsies, Irish Travellers and New Travellers in Cornwall and the South West. We aim to provide support for health, education and welfare services, raise awareness and educate the wider community of Gypsy and Traveller cultures and deliver training and workshops in for schools and service providers.

Areas served: Cornwall

Main contact and job role: Caroline Dann, Project Manager

Contact details

Address: Rm 401, Fourth Floor PZ360, St Marys Terrace, Penzance TR18 4EB

Telephone Number(s): 07939 210 014 or 07534 983 046

Email address: travellerspace@yahoo.co.uk

Website: http://www.travellerspace-cornwall.org/

Travelling Ahead – Advice and Advocacy Service

Travelling Ahead supports Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities around Wales (children, young people and adults) with your rights and entitlements, make sure your voices are heard, you are treated fairly and to help challenge discrimination. We offer advice and support services, information on your rights and support to tackle discrimination.

Areas served: Wales

Main contact and job role: Trudy Aspinwall, Team Manager

Contact details

Address: Tros Gynnal Plan, 12 North Road, Cardiff, CF10 3DY

Telephone Number(s): Helpline 08088 020025 or Office Phone 01633 509544

Email address: travellingahead@trosgynnalplant.org.uk

Website: http://www.travellingahead.org.uk/

Turpin & Miller LLP

We are a young and innovative law firm in Oxford and Reading offering services to individuals and businesses across a range of legal areas. Our principal objective is to provide specialist, honest and fair advice and representation to assist you with your legal issues.

Areas served: Oxford and Reading

Main contact and job role: Jayne Parker, Office Manager

Contact details

Address: 1 Agnes Court, Oxford Road, Oxford, OX4 2EW

Telephone Number(s): 01865 770111

Email address: jparker@turpinmiller.co.uk

Fax Number: 01865 749099

Website: http://www.turpinmiller.co.uk/

TV Edwards Solicitors LLP

Our team of experienced lawyers are here to offer advice and help with all of your legal requirements. We offer a wide range of services including, but not limited to: family law, conveyancing, company law, criminal law, personal injury and wills, probate and court of protection.

Areas served: London

Main contact and job role: Jacky Straling, Senior and Compliance Partner

Contact details

Address: TV Edwards Solicitors LLP, 35-37 Mile End Road, London, E1 4TP

Telephone Number(s): 02034 408000

Email address: enquiries@tvedwards.com

Fax Number: 02033 579587

Website: http://www.tvedwards.com/

Welsh Government – Gypsy and Traveller Policy Officer

Areas served: Wales

Main contact and job role: Andrew Jones, Gypsy and Traveller Policy Manager

Contact details

Address: Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Telephone Number(s): 03000 628080

Email address: andrew.jones@wales.gsi.gov.uk

West Sussex County Council Gypsy and Traveller Liaison

West Sussex County Council currently provide nine Gypsy & Traveller Sites across West Sussex. There is also a nine pitch transit site on Stane Street in Chichester, where travellers passing through West Sussex can stay up to three months. We help with any site queries/other issues for Gypsies and Travellers.

Areas served: West Sussex

Main contact and job role: Esther Quarm, Gypsy and Traveller Liason Officer

Contact details

Address: County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ

Telephone Number(s): 01243 642139

Email address: Esther.quarm@westsussex.gov.uk , wscc.gypsysites@westsussex.gov.uk

Wiltshire County Council – Travellers Service Team

The Traveller Services Team is responsible for the operation and management of six residential Gypsy sites, one short-stay transit site and the Travellers Liaison Service. We are also responsible for the provision of information relating to Gypsies and travellers in Wiltshire.

Areas served: Wiltshire

Contact details

Address: Traveller Services, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JD

Telephone Number(s): 01225 713411

Email address: localhighways@wiltshire.gov.uk

Fax Number: 01225 713400

Website: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/gypsies-travellers-service

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. As a federation of over 220 organisations, we provide more than 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. We provide a 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Refuge.

Areas served: National

Contact details

Address: Women’s Aid Federation of England, PO BOX 3245, Bristol BS2 2EH

Telephone Number(s): Helpline 0808 2000 247 or General Enquiries 0117 944 44 11

Email address: info@womensaid.org.uk , helpline@womensaid.org.uk

Fax Number: 0117 924 1703

Website: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

Worcestershire County Council – Site Officer

Areas served: Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Main contact and job role: Jim Lowe and Jayne Nicklin, Site Officers

Contact details

Address: County Hall, Spetchley Road WR5 2NP

Telephone Number(s): 01905 766721

Email address: worcestershirehub@worcestershire.gov.uk

Wrexham County Borough Council – Housing Department

Areas served: Wrexham

Main contact and job role: Russell Jones, Estates Manager

Contact details

Address: 50 Peris, Acrefair, Wrexham LL14 3LF

Telephone Number(s): 01978 813000

Email address: Russell.jones@wrexham.gov.uk

York Travellers Trust

The Trust was set up to work with Travellers, in a support and advice capacity, empowering individuals and the community to make the most of their opportunities. We work alongside the Travelling community in an advocacy and assistance capacity, offering specialist advice and educate the settled community in understanding and accepting Travellers in society.

Areas served: York

Contact details

Address: 20 Falsgrave Crescent, York. YO30 7AZ

Telephone Number(s): 01904 630526

Email address: travellerstrustyork@yahoo.co.uk

Website: https://yorktravellerstrust.wordpress.com/

yourSanctuary

We work to prevent domestic abuse and undo the damage it does to individuals, families and communities. In addition to direct services for women, men and children affected by domestic abuse, yourSanctuary provides comprehensive prevention, advocacy and educational programmes. Our clients come from diverse communities, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, socio-economic groups and age brackets.

Areas served: Surrey

Contact details

Address: 15a Monument Way East, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5LY

Telephone Number(s): 01483 776868

Email address: admin@yoursanctuary.org.uk

Website: https://www.yoursanctuary.org.uk/

Zacchaeus 2000 Trust

We help people of working age across London who are having problems with welfare benefits, housing and homelessness or other financial issues.

Areas served: London

Contact details

Address: 10 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0QP

Telephone Number(s): 02072590801

Email address: lilianlee@z2k.org

Website: https://www.z2k.org/

Last updated Sep 6, 2018

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