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Job Opportunity - Advocacy Co-ordinator

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By Ellie Rogers |  October 27, 2017 |


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Advocacy Co-ordinator

Salary: SO 1 NJC Scale pt 29 £25,951 

Hours: 35 hours per week       Location:  Cross Green, Leeds, LS9   

 

Next article: "Collective punishment - barriers to pubs, post or portaloos"

Collective punishment - barriers to pubs, post or portaloos

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By Ben Chastney |  October 10, 2017 |

Stories of Gypsies and Travellers being denied services or unequal treatment are too often seen and heard.  One particular theme which cuts across many of these, from pubs to post and portaloos, is the use of collective punishment.  In such cases because of the isolated actions of one or few, many others are denied fair treatment.  It is a particularly problematic strain of the ‘tarnish with the same brush’ syndrome, which in some form always causes unjustified reputational damage to the community.  In these cases though, specific harm and practical problems arise.

Next article: "Obituary - Eileen Lowther Leeds GATE Honorary President"

Obituary - Eileen Lowther Leeds GATE Honorary President

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By Helen Jones |  September 11, 2017 |

Eileen Teresa Lowther was born into a large family in Ireland in 1953. Her mother was from Ballina, County Mayo, her father from Offaly. The family lived in Donegal until her parents decided to follow their older children to the UK when Eileen was eight, first to Glasgow and then onto Leeds where Eileen stayed for most of her life. Eileen had a happy childhood. In 1975 Eileen married Mandy Lowther and they had six children together.

Next article: "Hate Crime concerns for families on Camps"

Hate Crime concerns for families on Camps

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By Helen Jones |  August 29, 2017 |

Its been a busy summer for unauthorised encampment, probably due to the Government's recent change to the planning definition of travellers [sic] which obliges families to prove that they regularly travel in order to remain eligeable to live on, or develop their own, Gypsy sites.  Concern is growing that lurid media reporting, inflammatory statements by politicians, and overall failure to manage encampment positively, is leading to an increase in hate crime attacks on Gypsy and Traveller people.

Next article: "Project Brief - Resources for Elective Home Educated Young People Key Stage 2/3"

Project Brief - Resources for Elective Home Educated Young People Key Stage 2/3

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By Ellie Rogers |  August 25, 2017 |

 

 An exciting opportunity to work with Leeds GATE children, young people and families in collating, developing and purchasing resources for young people being educated at home.

Please download the project brief below and respond by September 12th if you are interested in working with us. 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Next article: "What's not to like? Evaluation of Negotiated Stopping released"

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