Leeds GATE

Working to improve the quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers

0113 240 2444

Crown Point House,
167-169 Cross Green Lane,
Leeds LS9 0BD

Tunnels and Bridges - Accessing GP surgeries

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By Ben Chastney |  June 22, 2016 |

Leeds GATE have been toying with a concept to explain access to services and thinking about how different routes to these work or don’t work.  We got thinking about this when doing ‘asset mapping’; looking at what assets our members have and how we might use these.  What becomes clear is that some paths are smooth and clear, such as to x and y, and we can call these roads.  Some of the roads are broken though, such as to health services, and here the tunnels and bridges come in as differing approaches to the problem.

“What’s this got to do with me?” – A fair question about the EU Referendum

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By Ben Chastney |  June 6, 2016 |

Both here in Leeds and elsewhere, we have seen more members of the community vote and engage with candidates, if only during those election periods.  There is still a large bridge to be crossed though, with too much of a disconnect between political decision making and the ordinary lives of most Gypsies and Travellers.

Welcome to Leeds GATE’s new Executive Board from Ben Chastney

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By Ben Chastney |  June 6, 2016 |

A good meeting energises the Executive Board for the year ahead.

Cooking Classes a Great Success

By Claire Graham |  May 23, 2016 |

Friday saw the last of a 4 week healthy eating course ran at GATE by Community Health Educators

(CHE's) from Barca.  The sun was shinning so we made healthy kebabs and got the BBQ's going!


The course has been really well attended with over 10 adults and also children learning together

to cook different recipes including chicken curry and stir fry.

We combined the course with heath messages that members felt appropriate such as

Hate Crime Event

By Teresa Birtle |  May 9, 2016 |

My name's Teresa and I’m the admin assistant at Leeds GATE. We recently received funding from Police Crime Commissioners Victims of Hate Crime fund to develop a resource pack containing information and guidance about Gypsy Traveller hate crime.