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Recording history – Exciting times at GATE

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By Ben Chastney |  January 21, 2016 |


exciting times in the Leeds GATE Archive...

As GATE gets back into full flow in 2016, it is always good to highlight some of the more positive things we have to look forward to. In recent weeks much of the focus, quite rightly, has been on the floods over Christmas and the ongoing challenges faced in the clear-up or preventing repeated disasters. However there is exciting new work going on at GATE; one which I want to mention in particular is our new heritage worker Vanessa Cardui and the heritage project she is leading on.

Cold Weather Buddies!

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By Helen Jones |  January 14, 2016 |

cold weather kit available from GATEWith cold weather on its way (and hopefully an end to the seemingly endless rain), Leeds GATE's members are preparing to help.  So far 10 families have volunteered to be 'cold weather buddies' and offered to keep a first aid cold weather pack at their home or in cars.  Supported by Leeds City Council's Winter Warmth Fund, Leeds GATE have bought kit such as tracks for tyres and snow shoes. Families volunteering have agreed to help out neighbours, especially the elderly, should bad weather hit.

Health Advocate Position

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By Ellie Rogers |  January 8, 2016 |

Leeds GATE are excited to announce a new position for a Health Advocate. The Health Advocate will work with our Advocacy Worker to provide a reliable and confidential health advocacy service which provides information, signposting and support to Gypsy and Traveller individuals and their families in the Leeds area.

Flooding: looking backwards and forwards

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By Ben Chastney |  January 8, 2016 |

Flooding in LeedsWe at Leeds GATE have been taking stock of the recent flooding just before Christmas and the impact it has had on the community. Few can have turned on the TV in the past few weeks and not feel something, whether anxiety for people they know, frustration at the official response in some areas, or encouraged by some community spirited responses.

Molly’s adventures with Travellers - Christmas Special 2

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By Ben Chastney |  December 18, 2015 |

Santa’s visit from the Ghost of Christmas Past. And friends.

It’s a week before Christmas and Santa is awoken in the middle of the night.

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ILLUSTRATED BY PETER HUDSPITH

“Wooooooooooo”

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