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29
AUG
2017

Listen to the voice of the young Gypsy and Travellers – What does the future hold for them

An Insight into the Gypsy and Traveller Way of Life

Following a very successful event held earlier this year, a unique training is being held on Thursday 26 October 2017 from 9:30am at the Brite Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester LE3 1LE. This one day event will provide an opportunity to help increase knowledge and understanding around Gypsy and Travellers ways, history, cultural and traditions that exist for them. Organised and delivered by GATE (Gypsy and Traveller Equality) there will also be an opportunity to chat with members of the Traveller and Gypsy community, listen to them speak about a variety of issues that affect their everyday life as well as those that work with them.

Travellers and Gypsies are modern people who are often well integrates into our communities. However, the media and public perceptions often view them as a 'problem' within our society. This can lead to misunderstandings, prejudice, conflict and engender myths.

Highlights of the event include:

  • Helping to increase awareness of cultural diversity of Gypsy/Traveller communities
  • Challenging preconceptions and reduce barriers to conflicts that can arise
  • Helping to understand differences in accommodation needs
  • Finding out the history of the various groups of Travellers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to ask questions directly to the Gypsy and Traveller community
  • And many more…

 

The event is open to all, and would be of benefit for the following service providers who also want factual knowledge of the real issues:

  • M.P’s and Councillors
  • Health providers
  • Faith groups
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Prison staff
  • Social services
  • Housing officers
  • DWP
  • LGBT Centre
  • And others…

 

Early booking is recommended to attend this unique event with a one off payment of £60 required.

To find out further information or to book a place, please contact Pauline Burton via email Pauline.burton@leics.gov.uk or 07534 713 633.

 

 

 

 

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