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Working to improve the quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers

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Health Advocacy - saves money, changes lives

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By Ellie Rogers |  July 20, 2017 |

We are excited to share this learning from our recent Health Advocacy project. This reflective evaluation follows a formal evaluation and cost benefit analysis submitted to funders (South & East Leeds CCG) at the end of the project.

Previous article: "Short term funding, evaluation and marginalised communities"

Next article: "Goodbye from Foz!"

New Traveller Sites? We need your views

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By Ben Chastney |  August 7, 2015 |

Leeds Town Hall owlIn mid-September Leeds City Council will be consulting on their plan for future Gypsy and Traveller sites. In simple terms there are two key parts to it; a public and a private. We will be looking for members’ opinions on either or both of these.

Previous article: "Negotiation is better than litigation for Gypsy/Traveller camps"

Next article: "Negotiated Stopping wins accolade!"

Getting things done – Self-advocacy and Gypsies & Travellers

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By Ben Chastney |  July 6, 2015 |

Self-advocacy and Gypsies and TravellersGATE helps people to help themselves.  That has always been one of our key values, though often easier to support in theory than apply in practice, particularly in relation to advocacy.  The temptation, or perhaps pressure, is to simply complete the task at hand.  Too often that means both advocate and member alike focus on completion of a single task, at the expense of building up longer term self-advocacy skills.  It is therefore so positive to see many examples recently that this is not always the case.

We have at GATE been seeing a number of instances of members doing things for themselves, with or without our prior support.

Previous article: "Negotiated Stopping wins accolade!"

Next article: "Cottingley Springs residents raise funds and get Muddy!"

Advocacy Service Evaluation

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By Ellie Rogers |  November 11, 2014 |

Leeds GATE are seeking to appoint a consultant to produce an evaluation of our Advocacy Service based on a Social Return on Investment model.

Previous article: "Health on the margins - Leeds GATE Conference 2015"

Next article: "Negotiated Stopping policy leads to new temporary site in Leeds"