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Negotiated Stopping

An Evaluation of Negotiated Stopping 2016

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By Helen Jones |  April 25, 2016 |

You can read the final report of Real-Improvement's evaluation of negotiation stopping here.

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Negotiated Stopping – Award winning way of getting beyond ‘No’

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By Helen Jones |  October 7, 2015 |

Leeds GATE are delighted to win the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Change Champion award from the Lloyds Bank Foundation in relation to our 'Negotiated Stopping' work. We want to thank colleagues across Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Police, local businesses, residents groups and communities, and our members of course for their part in this fantastic achievement!

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Negotiated Stopping wins accolade!

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By Helen Jones |  July 20, 2015 |

Charity Achievement Awards 2015Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange have won the prestigious Lloyds Bank Foundation ‘Championing Change’ award for Yorkshire and Humber :)

The judges have recognised genuine change that Leeds ‘negotiated stopping’ programme has wrought in people’s lives.

Negotiated Stopping is the term, invented by Leeds GATE, which is used to describe a new approach to managing unauthorised -what we call roadside- encampment by Gypsy and Traveller people.  Very simply it means that the local authority no longer resort immediately to legal means to shift unauthorised camps; instead using dialogue and negotiation to enable travelling families to stay, for limited periods of time, on ground where it isn’t causing great inconvenience to anyone.  The families make an agreement with the authority about acceptable behaviour, use of waste disposal, when the camp will leave, and the authority more or less leaves them alone.  It doesn’t sound like rocket science but getting there has not been easy.

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Negotiated Stopping policy leads to new temporary site in Leeds

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By Helen Jones |  October 31, 2014 |

A site earmarked for use by Gypsies and Travellers at Kidacre Street is being hailed as a potential solution to a cycle of encampment and eviction for Travellers in Leeds.

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Negotiated Stopping versus Transit Sites – what’s the difference?

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By Helen Jones |  November 25, 2013 |

CaravansImagine you need somewhere safe and authorised to temporarily park your caravan. This might be because you have nowhere where you are officially able to stay permanently in your caravan due to gross under provision of such places.  Or it may be that you are ‘travelling’ as part of your inherited cultural traditions despite having an ‘authorised’ site, or even a house, elsewhere.

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