Leeds GATE

Working to improve the quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers

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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.

What has co-production got to do with you? Yes, that means You!

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By Helen Jones |  May 22, 2013 |

Improving Gypsy and Traveller health and wellbeing.

Next week our long awaited Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Community Health Needs Assessment (CNHA) will be released.  It has been a long process to reach the release date, not least because issues affecting the health and wellbeing of staff and community members at GATE. We’ll be blogging more about the findings of the CHNA over the next few weeks.

Universal Credit - A report by Leeds GATE and Irish Traveller Movement in Britain

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By Helen Jones |  May 13, 2013 |

As part of our objective 'improving education, employment and financial inclusion' Leeds GATE have been working with the Irish Traveller Movement in Britain, ITMB, to asses the likely impact of welfare benefit changes.  We are pleased to release a joint report about the upcoming Universal Credit benefit change and the impact this might have on the Gypsy and Traveller community.