Partnerships Collaborations Advocacy

It’s been a busy few months for the Partnerships Team. We met with Victim Support in November to discuss how the two organisations could work together. Victim Support offer a multitude of services and are well placed throughout the UK to support GRT victims of crime. For more information visit their website: https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

 

The team delivered a presentation in December at the Brent CVS Annual General Meeting. This was an excellent opportunity to meet community and voluntary organisations working together to change lives and support people to become empowered in their communities. The Traveller Movement was founded in Brent so it was wonderful to meet so many old friends and colleagues to discuss how we can work together.

 

We coordinated the first Women’s Empowerment Network (WEN) meeting of the year. The women explored how they could use the Public Sector Equality Duty in their work as activists. The members met several times before International Women’s Day (8th of March).

 

We also met with the Irish in Britain health team to discuss promoting health initiatives in GRT communities, with a particular focus on training in heart health and dementia. At Traveller Movement we are keen to address the health inequalities experienced by GRT communities. If you would like to attend this training session please contact partnershipsmanager@travellermovement.org.uk to reserve a place.

 

Finally, we attended the first Equality and Diversity Forum hate crime meeting of the year where the group discussed the action plan for 2018. While the UK has improved somewhat in recent years in hate crime prosecutions under the legislation remain worryingly low.