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"A Great Day" - open day success at Leeds GATE

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By Helen Jones |  April 29, 2013 |

Hilary Benn at Leeds GATEAfter all the planning, arranging and rearranging, the great day arrived and the new Learning and Resource Center at the Leeds GATE office in Cross Green, was opened in fine style. Guests from across the country, community members and people from all sorts of organisations, joined Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP to celebrate with us.

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Leeds GATE celebrates ten years!

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By Helen Jones |  February 28, 2013 |

Mary Kate at ChristmasLeeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange will be ten years old this year. That’s ten years of talking, thinking, planning and reflecting, form filling, meeting and greeting, worrying, and sometimes flat out crying.

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What did you do at work today?!!

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By Helen Jones |  December 18, 2012 |

Survival skillsOn a cold November morning nine  GATE young people and three even more excited staff set off to Herd Farm. John, our guide took us to a thick forest to see if we would survive the day on our wits alone!

We learnt how to light a fire using only flint and things we could find around us. We designed traps and built dens and we cooked our dinner on an open fire. A really great day everyone enjoyed it. Thanks to the Youth Service for supporting us.

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Negotiated Stopping - something we can all celebrate!!

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By Helen Jones |  August 13, 2012 |

Negotiated Stopping
Young people getting a chance to play on the first negotiated stopping site in Leeds

We’re celebrating hard at Leeds GATE.  After nearly a decade of work, the Negotiated Stopping Agreement which was signed by the City Council and a small group of Leeds based Travellers last Friday; feels like we’ve won a gold medal. Negotiated Stopping is a very simple concept but it requires critical ingredients to work.  Motivation: everyone has got to really want to do it.  Risk: everyone has had to stick their necks out a bit further than usual.  Trust; we have to leave all our histories behind and believe that our partners in this deal want it to work as much as we do.

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‘Zero Tolerance’ approach to incorrect written ascription of Gypsies and Travellers

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By Helen Jones |  August 1, 2012 |

Why Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange is adopting this policy

Boys playing at Sweet StreetPeople receiving emails from Leeds GATE staff will have noticed the following statement in our email signatures:

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