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MPs expose shocking failure of Government to address exclusion of Gypsies and Travellers

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By Helen Jones |  April 5, 2019 |

We recognise the dire picture of failure, ineffectiveness and inefficiency stemming from government policy and action, or lack of action, which this damning report paints. We can only hope that it might provide the necessary prompt to government to take an honest and open look at its failings, and to initiate significant and sustained effort to amend.

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Senior Youth Worker Job at GATE

By Claire Graham |  February 28, 2019 |

Leeds GATE are excited to offer a new job opportunity to work in our communities team as a Senior Youth Worker. The post holder will deliver a fast paced and co-produced programme of group activities and one to one work with young people aged 13 – 19 from Gypsy and Traveller communities across the city. 

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GATE are looking for a Volunteer Literacy Tutor

By Claire Graham |  February 4, 2019 |

We just love our Thursday Group that runs every week at Leeds GATE, as numbers are growing demand for the literacy lessons is also growing so we have created a volunteer role to complement the current tutor.

Leeds GATE value our volunteers, a full DBS check will be carried out and travel and lunch expences covered.  

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Leeds GATE is Fifteen!

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By Helen Jones |  September 22, 2018 |

Leeds GATE are celebrating 15 years of our organisation this year and the Exec Board have written this statement to share with all our members, friends and supporters:

Leeds GATE are 15!

Fifteen years ago Gypsy and Irish Traveller people working with colleagues and friends from other communities came together to improve quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers in Leeds. Fifteen years later we are thriving as a community led organisation, delivering high quality services, community development and youth work with Gypsy and Traveller communities in Leeds. Last year we delivered 692 advocacy appointments worked with 125 young people and were instrumental in a new 9 pitch local authority site being built, see our annual report attached.

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Sleep walking into use of wide injunction orders causes great concern to Gypsies and Travellers across England

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By Helen Jones |  August 23, 2018 |

The ordinary by-passer might have no reason to be aware of the significant growth in 'wide injunction orders' being granted to local authorities, but it is a matter that anyone concerned with human rights should be aware of.  To breach such an injunction whether you were aware of it or not, by camping on land subject to such an order, can be punishable by a fine or even a prison sentence.  Below is a briefing from Chris Johnson of the Travellers Advice Team at Community Law Partnership and Marc Willers QC of Garden Court Chambers.  It makes grim reading.  

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