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ABCD Project Evaluator Opportunity

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By Helen Jones |  June 20, 2014 |

Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange are seeking to recruit an experienced and dynamic evaluator (suitable collaborations or partnership tenders will be eligible to apply) for our three year asset based community development project funded by the Lankelly Chase Foundation. The project is seeking to use asset based community development (ABCD) and co-production techniques to bring about attitude shifts leading to actual and measurable change in public service design, access and delivery.

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Accommodating History in Practice

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By Helen Jones |  May 28, 2014 |

Painted milk churnsAs we approach Gypsy Roma Traveller History month it is naturally a time to be optimistic about the opportunities such an occasion provides to tell positive stories. Just this week we had a call from a prison the other side of the country seeking support in what sounds like an already ambitious project to raise awareness of Gypsy and Traveller culture for their inmates, staff and visitors. We note happily that schools, Councils and other bodies are taking steps to ensure that such history is recognised and celebrated.

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Negotiated Stopping features in Big Issue in the North

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By Helen Jones |  November 19, 2013 |

With less money available to local authorities for costly evictions and clean up associated with unauthorised and unmanaged encampments, Negotiated Stopping, first pilotted here in Leeds is attracting attention. You can read how the Big Issue in the North has covered the issue here. There will be another opportunity to join us for an expert learning day on how to deliver negotiated stopping in your area on 30th January 2014 in Birmingham.

Previous article: "Negotiated Stopping versus Transit Sites – what’s the difference?"

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Another successful Health Educators course for Leeds GATE members

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By Helen Jones |  July 15, 2013 |

Healthy EatingLast Friday was the final in a 4 week course ran at Leeds GATE with Healthy Living Network Leeds. The course covered different areas of health, including infant first aid, keep fit, eyesight health and cancer awareness.  Each week we also cooked a healthy meal, this week we made a low fat cheese cake.  Over the 4 weeks 16 people took part, GATE provided a creche so that young mums also had a chance to participate.

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Why should commissioners invest in Gypsy and Traveller Health? A new report from Leeds GATE

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By Helen Jones |  June 25, 2013 |

Nurse with moneyThis week we are launching an important new report "Gypsy and Traveller Health - Who Pays?" which you can find here.

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