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FFT call for police and social media sites to do more to support Gypsies, Roma and Travellers experiencing hate crime

This Saturday 10th October marks the first day of National Hate Crime Awareness Week. Friends, Families and Travellers will be taking part by highlighting the impacts that hate crimes, both in person and online, have on Gypsies, …

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Legal Briefing and Event: Supporting legal action related to COVID-19 and unauthorised encampments

Today, Friends, Families and Travellers released a briefing for advice and support services written by Chris Johnson, solicitor at the Travellers Advice Team of the Community Law Partnership, containing legal advice relating to Gypsies and Travellers …

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New resource launched to support health professionals in reducing health inequalities for people living with frailty

Today, we are pleased to share, ‘Reducing Health Inequalities for People Living with Frailty: A resource for commissioners, service providers and health, care and support staff’. We know that populations experiencing inequalities are more likely to …

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Advocacy organisations and creatives ask for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers to be included in BBC’s Creative Diversity Commitment

On 1st September Friends, Families and Travellers and 26 organisations and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people working in the creative industries wrote to June Sarpong OBE, the Director of Creativity at the BBC calling on the …

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Leading race equality and children’s rights organisations call for ministers to honour a reduced fee for children applying for ‘settled’ status

Friends, Families and Travellers has coordinated the sending of two open letters to Ministers asking for them to ensure that the proposed Settled Status application fee for 16-18 year olds matches the price of those under …

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High Court judge rules in favour of Irish Traveller claimants in discrimination case against Hillingdon Council

On Friday 13th July, a High Court Judge ruled that Hillingdon Council’s Social Housing Allocation Policy was discriminatory against Travellers. In order to join the social housing register, Hillingdon Council required households to have been living …

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