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Working to improve the quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers

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The Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Community Health Needs Assessment

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By Helen Jones |  June 25, 2013 |

Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Community Health Needs AssessmentWe're very glad to be releasing at last the Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Community Health Needs Assessment which you can find here.  This was not an easy project to complete, coming as it did at a very difficult time for Leeds GATE.

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.

Leeds is National Best Practice - Baroness Whitaker

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By Helen Jones |  June 20, 2013 |

Baroness WhitakerLeeds City Council came in for recognition for it's best practice 'Negotiated Stopping' pilot for roadside Gypsies and Travellers in the House of Lords this week. Baroness Whitaker (Labour) highlighted Leeds during the Lords debate on 'temporary stop notices' in which the government is seeking to allow punitive measures against Gypsy and Traveller families who live on land they own but don't have planning permission for.

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.

Managing money and cards – another challenge of Universal Credit

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By Helen Jones |  May 23, 2013 |

Elaine and Claire calculating at Leeds GATEFrom next year, another big change in the lives of many will be the practical impact of Universal Credit payments. Gone will be the weekly or fortnightly payments of different benefits, such as ESA one week, housing benefit another and Child Benefit the next.  In comes one big monthly payment which rolls together most benefits (pretty much anything outside pensions and disability payments).  In comes the expectation to manage this money yourself as out go direct payments to landlords and others.

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