Conference Reports

The Traveller Movement’s conference re ports Conference 2015 Report – We are Community, We are Society Conference 2014 Report – Operation Traveller Vote Conference 2013 Report – New Horizons

Criminal justice

Briefings 2017 Sentencing Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children 2017 Westminster Hall Debate: Outcomes for Gypsies and Travellers in the youth justice system briefing 2016 Policing and Crime Bill briefing House of Lords, Committee Stage: Ethnic monitoring in the youth justice system 2016  Hate Crime, Discrimination and the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma Communities   Reports Inclusion […]

Equality and Human Rights

TTM policy team make policy submissions to European and International bodies evidencing the Human Rights issues experienced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in the UK. We have successfully engaged the Council of Europe and United Nations to issue strong recommendations to the Government addressing some of key inequalities experienced by the groups. Briefings 2015  Gypsies […]

Economic Inclusion

Members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities are more likely to experience employment disadvantage, racial discrimination in recruitment and child poverty compared to the wider population. Studies have also reported that many community members face difficulties accessing financial products and services such as bank accounts, mortgages and insurance. TM’s policy team work in consultation […]

Planning & Accommodation

Gypsies and Travellers experience high levels of accommodation insecurity, with approximately 14-20 percent of community members living in caravans being classified as homeless, and often subject to repeated eviction. This high level of homelessness is the result of a national shortage of Gypsy and Traveller sites. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has stated that […]

Education

According to the Department for Education’s national school census Gypsy, Traveller and Roma pupils are amongst the lowest-achieving groups at every Key Stage of education. Pupils from these communities also have the poorest attendance and highest exclusion rates compared to pupils from the wider population. TM’s policy team work closely with community members to better […]

Health

Gypsies’ and Travellers’ health outcomes are much poorer than the general population and also poorer than others in socially deprived areas. Gypsies and Travellers have the lowest life expectancy of any group in the UK and experience an infant mortality rate which is three times higher than the national average. TM’s policy team are committed […]