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Working to improve the quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers

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"Ossiri and the Bala Mengro", new childrens' book by Richard O'Neill and Katherine Quarmby, illustrated by Hannah Tolson, reviewed by Eleanor Lowther

By Vanessa Cardui |  July 7, 2016 |


The perfect book! :-)

I liked this book. It was very colourful and happy, and it made me think of the stories my Granny used to tell me about when she was little. It was set in the past - you could tell because people were cooking in their trailers, and people don't really do that any more. And you could tell by how they were dressed. And because the farmer was ploughing the field using a horse, but they use a tractor these days.

'Yokki and the Parno Gry' and 'Ossiri and the Bala Mengro', new books for children reviewed by Jerry Hanrahan

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By Helen Jones |  July 5, 2016 |

My name is Jerry Hanrahan, I am 11. I went to primary school except for most of the last year.  I’m hoping to go to high school in September. I read the books in our training room at Leeds GATE with my brother Billy crawling and exploring around us! 

Job Opportunity - Youth Inclusion Worker (Maternity Cover)

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By Ellie Rogers |  June 24, 2016 |

Here at GATE we are committed to improving the lives of Gypsies & Travellers. Our work focuses on achieving the following aims:

  • Improving access to appropriate accommodation,

  • Improving health and well-being,

  • Improving access to employment, education and financial inclusion

  • Increasing citizenship and social inclusion

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.

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