Leeds GATE

Working to improve the quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers

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Crown Point House,
167-169 Cross Green Lane,
Leeds LS9 0BD

Bigger, Fatter, Gypsier?

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By Helen Jones |  February 12, 2012 |

The channel four My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding programmes have been a seriously narrow and distorted representation of Gypsy and Irish Traveller people. They have created images of Travelling people as rich, crass, and careless. Add to this the Dispatches programme that was aired around the time of the Dale Farm eviction, and the recent ‘Gypsy Blood’ programme that featured two families with a tradition of bear knuckle boxing and we may as well add ‘thugs’ to the list as well.

Leeds GATE's response to proposed injunctions

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By Sharon Hague |  February 9, 2012 |

Readers of the Yorkshire Evening Post will have seen news last week that Councillor Jim McKenna has persuaded the council to use its legal department to pursue a blanket permanent injunction against unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller camps across three large districts of Leeds.

Learning Day at Leeds Town Hall

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By Sharon Hague |  February 9, 2012 |

Better late than never! In November 2011 Leeds GATE held a Learning Day for practitioners and professionals who wanted to learn more about how to engage with Gypsies and Travellers. Please find a short video below capturing highlights of the day.

Counting the Forgotten People of Leeds

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By Sharon Hague |  January 30, 2012 |

CoverLeeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange recently featured in the publication 'Good engagement practice for the NHS'.

To read the case study and find out about how Leeds GATE encouraged its community members to conduct a local census then please click on the link above and go to page 64.

Community Health Educators Scheme 2011

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By Sharon Hague |  January 26, 2012 |

Every year Leeds GATE runs a Community Health Educators Scheme in partnership with the Healthy Living Network Leeds. Over 6 weeks Gypsy and Irish Traveller women meet every Friday and participate in cooking healthy recipes and take part in other health related activities such as martial arts and keep fit. Please take a look at our short video that was filmed at one of the sessions in 2011.