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Announcement - Annual General Meeting

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By Helen Jones |  May 31, 2013 |

Leeds GATE Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 3rd July at 12.00 noon. It will be in the main training room at the Leeds GATE office. Casual attendance welcome but please let us know in advance so that we can ensure catering as lunch will be provided.

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Universal Credit - A report by Leeds GATE and Irish Traveller Movement in Britain

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By Helen Jones |  May 13, 2013 |

As part of our objective 'improving education, employment and financial inclusion' Leeds GATE have been working with the Irish Traveller Movement in Britain, ITMB, to asses the likely impact of welfare benefit changes.  We are pleased to release a joint report about the upcoming Universal Credit benefit change and the impact this might have on the Gypsy and Traveller community.  

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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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