The report on impact of insecure accommodation and the living environment on Gypsies’ and Travellers’ health has been published the Department of Health.
Gypsies and Travellers experience some of the poorest health outcomes of any group in society. Accommodation insecurity, the conditions of their living environment, community participation and discrimination all play key roles in exacerbating these poor health outcomes, while at the same time these factors also hold the key to effectively addressing and improving the health and wellbeing of these communities. Long-term, joined-up working is urgently required at both local and national level to address the wider social determinants of Gypsies and Travellers health.
This report was commissioned by the Department of Health to inform the work of the National Inclusion Health Board.