Moving Forward: The provision of accommodation for travellers and gypsies
Author(s): Heaven Crawley
Published date: 29 Jan 2004
Download full publication For sale at Central Books
A framework for addressing current and projected need of public and private sites for Travellers and Gypsies.
This report examines the issues surrounding the provision of accommodation for Travellers and Gypsies in England and Wales. It includes an overview of the implications of the existing approach for the Travelling community, for local authorities and for those parts of the settled community affected by unauthorised encampments.
The provision of appropriate and adequate sites for Travellers and their families lies at the heart of resolving inequalities of access to health, education and employment, local tensions between communities with different interests and needs and is key to tackling racism and discrimination.
‘The lack of attention that has been given to the accommodation needs of Travellers and Gypsies shames us all. Not only has it meant them having to endure inadequate living conditions, it has also fed the associated problem of unauthorised encampments, exacerbating prejudice and discrimination against the Traveller community. This report offers an opportunity to build the political momentum to address an issue that has been neglected for too long. It demands action.’
-Adam Sampson, Director,Shelter
‘Significant, and one has to say, almost novel historically, is the level of consultation that the ippr has had with Gypsy and Traveller representatives and organisations, as well as site visits to view the matter at first hand. We in the Traveller Law Reform Coalition welcome the involvement of ippr. We feel encouraged by their genuine interest and close attention to the Gypsy/Traveller voice in an effort to find and formulate a resolution to current difficulties that is fair to all parties, both the Travelling and settled communities.’
-Len Smith, Gypsy and leading member of the Traveller Law Reform Coalition
‘I welcome this timely report and fully support the recommendations. Whilst improvements are forging ahead for those living in ‘bricks and mortar’ housing, I find it astounding that the accommodation needs of many Gypsies and Travellers are still so marginalized. I also applaud ippr’s commitment to involving Gypsies and Travellers both in identifying and implementing solutions.
There is a huge task ahead, but I hope that the launch of this report will place the spotlight firmly on the issue, and drive forwards measurable and lasting improvements for Gypsies and Travellers.’
-Trevor Phillips, Chair, Commission for Racial Equality (CRE)
Author(s) : Lewis Goodall - 02 Sep 2011
You may be interested in...
IPPR in the news
Making it hard for politicians to ignore the young
Telegraph - 07 Mar 2014£100bn red alert over green energy gap
The Independent - 06 Mar 2014Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
The Independent - 06 Mar 2014Will Straw on moving beyond coal power
Guardian - 04 Mar 2014
Ed Cox on Why London is such a powerful force in the UK (2.55 in)
BBC Today - 04 Mar 2014The north holds the key to a better economy
Manchester Everning News - 04 Mar 2014Net migration soars despite Cameron's pledge
Daily Telegraph - 28 Feb 2014NEET generation
The Independent - 27 Feb 2014
More BBC indie commissions, report says
Radio Today - 27 Feb 2014BBC boss wants to extend licence fee to cover iPlayer
Daily Mirror - 27 Feb 2014Scotland: Vote 'Yes' and lose the BBC
The Independent - 27 Feb 2014Indy Scotland would be a vote to “leave” the BBC
The Scotsman - 27 Feb 2014
Tony Hall: extend licence fee to cover iPlayer
The Guardian - 27 Feb 2014Maria Miller says independent Scotland would lose the BBC
The Guardian - 27 Feb 2014Hall vows to protect drama under further cost-cutting
The Stage - 27 Feb 2014Hall proposes licence fee extension to include iPlayer
BBC News Online - 27 Feb 2014
Harman at OMC: 'Daily Mail should apologise'
The Guardian - 27 Feb 2014Time to break London's grip on creative industries
BBC Wales Today - 25 Feb 2014UK's creative industries 'must back regional and ethnic diversity'
The Guardian - 25 Feb 2014Creative industries need to be freed from London's 'closed shop'
WalesOnline - 25 Feb 2014