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

Job Opportunity - Advocate

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By Ellie Rogers |  May 10, 2018 |

We are delighted to announce we are recruiting to our highly successful advocacy team.

Leeds GATE are an award winning community members organisation for Gypsies and Travellers based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Our overall aim is to improve quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers through addressing inequalities in homes, health, education, employment and financial and social inclusion. We run a number of community facing and strategic projects to achieve our aims including advocacy, community development and youth work.

Leeds GATE response to Housing Minister Dominic Raab MP announcement

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By Helen Jones |  April 5, 2018 |

A long anticipated statement today from Housing Minister Dominic Raab MP announced a  review of 'Powers to deal with unauthorised encampments'.  Whilst we welcome any opportunity to discuss management of Unauthorised encampment by Gypsy and Traveller people, Leeds GATE are dismayed and disheartened by the tone of the announcement which suggests a foregone conclusion.

Leeds GATE & Lankelly Chase seek Learning Partner for innovative and community led project

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By Ellie Rogers |  February 22, 2018 |

We are really exited to announce this opportunity to work with our inspiring members and staff and our amazing colleagues at Lankelly Chase!

Caravan count not reliable or sufficient - Leeds GATE

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By Helen Jones |  February 22, 2018 |

The only collection of data on the number of unauthorised encampments across England is the MHCLG (formerly DCLG) bi-annual caravan count.  You can read our analysis of this data in a new briefing paper (PDF Link below).  We conclude that the caravan count data is not sufficient  or reliable enough to draw accurate conclusions about the number of unauthorised encampments on land not owned by Gypsies and Travellers.  We also conclude that the data does not assist in attempting to measure the impact of amendments in to Government policies such as the October 2015 revision to the Planning definition of 'travellers'.  Leeds GATE calls on the Government to take responsibility for ensuring that the impact of national planning policies can be accurately tracked and responded to by local authorities and civil society.  We also suggest that more comprehensive data on unauthorised encampment in local authority areas would allow for better monitoring and assessment of management practices such as Negotiated Stopping.

Goodbye from Ben

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By Ben Chastney |  December 13, 2017 |

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As many of you know, I will be leaving GATE at Christmas after over five years as our advocate.  I just want to say thank you to everyone, from the members, to staff, to partners, for making this such a memorable and genuinely enjoyable experience.  It has been at times challenging and the role is demanding but I have always felt supported and appreciated.