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Catch up with latest good news about Gypsy camps - Leeds GATE and Rural Media launch new Negotiated Stopping Toolkit

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By Helen Jones |  August 3, 2018 |

The UK has, for a long, long time, failed to resolve issues around unauthorised encampment by Gypsy and Traveller people.  Every year the same stories of local shock and anger at the unexpected arrival of groups of caravans circulate, people on all sides are upset and stressed, and only talk of increasing public powers to shift camps on quicker is offered to help local communities manage the situation.

Gypsy and Traveller families are shifted from pillar to post whilst coping with poor health, not being able to access education for the children, and enduring significant hate crime and stereotyping. 

We know that something has to change. 

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Job Opportunity - Advocate - Mental Health

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By Ellie Rogers |  August 1, 2018 |

Leeds GATE are an award winning community members organisation for Gypsies and Travellers based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Our overall aim is to improve quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers through addressing inequalities in homes, health, education, employment, financial and social inclusion. We run a number of community facing and strategic projects to achieve our aims including advocacy, community development and youth work. This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing advocacy team to work specifically with Gypsy Traveller families to improve mental wellbeing and combat mental distress. 

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Annual Report 2017

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By Ellie Rogers |  July 27, 2018 |

 

We are proud to present our Annual Report for 2017, demonstrating the amazing work, skills and talents of our members and staff.

Our Chair's message is copied here, please download and have a look!

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Leeds GATE response to Government consultation on unauthorised encampment

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By Helen Jones |  June 11, 2018 |

Despite firm misgivings about the purpose, design and possible consequences of the Government's current 'Consultation on unauthorised development and encampment', we have made a submission.  The deadline for the consultation is Friday 15th at close of play if you would like to make your own comments.

Next article: "We've won a 2018 GSK/Kings Fund Impact Award!"

We've won a 2018 GSK/Kings Fund Impact Award!

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By Helen Jones |  May 24, 2018 |

We are incredibly proud to share our delight at being one of the 2018 GSK/Kings Fund Impact Award winners.  To achieve this we have undergone incredibly detailed examination which was tough, but actually really useful and rewarding especially when we realised we had beaten 350 other applicants to be among the final eight winners.  It’s really great to know that the ‘nuts and bolts’ behind the scenes of what we do has withstood such scrutiny and come out on top. So we have a lovely award on the shelf in the office and a lovely unrestricted £30,000 in the bank.  Apart from that what does winning the award mean for us practically? 

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