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 ‘the lack of secure accommodation for nomadic groups remains the lynchpin of a plethora of other inequalities.’
TM’s policy team conduct detailed research and analysis on how Government planning and accommodation policies impact on Gypsies and Travellers. TM sits on the Department for Communities and Local Government Traveller Liaison Group and are a leading organisation in guiding and challenging both local and national government.
March 2012 New Planning policy for Traveller sites