London Gypsy Traveller Unit - North and East London boroughs

London Gypsy and Traveller Unit

"Seeking to support, empower and represent Gypsies and Travellers on all levels"

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Useful Links

Here are some useful contact details and links to other websites which may be of interest. If you cannot find what you might be looking for here we suggest you go to the Friends Families and Travellers website www.gypsy-traveller.org which has extremely comprehensive links listings.

Advisory Council for the Education of Romany and other Travellers (ACERT)
ACERT, Moot House, The Stow
Harlow, Essex
CM20 3AG
Web: www.acert.org.uk

Brent Irish Advisory Service (BIAS)
The Resource Centre
Holloway Road, London N7 6PA.
Tel: 020 76072 002
Fax: 020 7607 2005

Bromley Gypsy/Traveller Project
230 Sandway Road, St Mary Cray,
Orpington, Kent, BR5 3TF
Tel: 01689 839052

Cambridgeshire Travellers’ Advocacy Service
Working for Traveller’s Rights
Cambs Travellers Initiative, Travellers Advocacy Service
7e High Street, Fenstantion
Cambs, PE28 9LQ
Tel: 01480 496 577
Email: advocacy@ormiston.org
Web: www.ormiston.org/gypsy_and_traveller_families

Come Look at Us
Scottish Young Gypsy Traveller website, written by the young people themselves.
Web:www.ComeLookatus.org

Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group, DGLG
Ernest Bailey Community Centre
Office 3, New Street.
Matlock, DE4 3FE
Tel: 01629 583300
Web: www.dglg.org

The Gypsy Council
Web: www.thegypsycouncil.org

The Equality and Human Rights Commission
Champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights andto build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.
Web: www.equalityhumanrights.com

Friends Families and Travellers
Community Base, 113 Queens Road
Brighton
E. Sussex, BN1 3XG
Tel: 01273 234 777
Web: www.gypsy-traveller.org

The Irish Traveller Movement (UK)
The Resource Centre, Holloway Road
London N7 6PA.
Tel: 020 7607 2002
Fax: 020 7607 2005
Email: info@irishtraveller.org.uk

National Association of Teachers of Travellers
Joint President: Claire Lockwood
Tel: 0113 274 8050
Email: claire.lockwood@leeds.gov.uk
Joint President: Linda Lewins
Tel: 01494 475 844
E-mail: llewins@buckscc.gov.uk
Web: www.natt.org.uk

The National Association of Health Workers with Travellers-To promote and improve the health of all Gypsy/Travellers – settled or mobile
Chair - Janine Adkins
CHD Travellers
Clwydian House, University of Wales, College of Medicine, Technology Park, Wrexham
Tel: 01978 352880

Planning Aid
Planning Aid provides free, independent and professional help, advice and support on planning issues to people and communities who cannot afford to hire a planning consultant. Planning Aid complements the work of local authorities but is wholly independent of them.
Tel: 01963 230045
Web: www.planningaid.rtpi.org.uk

Public Law Project
Tel: 020 7467 9800

Scottish Gypsy Traveller Association
Tel: 0131 650 6314

Southwark Traveller Action Group (STAG)
The Peckham Settlement
Goldsmith Road
Peckham London
SE15 5TF
Tel: 02076391823
Fax: 0207-635-9830
Web: www.peckhamsettlement.org.uk

South West Alliance of Nomads (SWAN)
Traveller-led voluntary group devoted to improving communication and understanding between Traveller and settled communities throughout the south west. SWAN represents all Gypsy and Traveller cultures and communities.
Web: www.gypsytravellerhelp.org

Travellers Advice Team
The Community Law Partnership
(Solicitors - Housing Law Advice)
4th Floor, Ruskin Chambers
191 Corporation Street
Birmingham B4 6RP
Advice line: 0121 685 8677
Tel: 0121 685 8595
Fax: 0121 236 5121
Email: office@communitylawpartnership.co.uk
Website: http://www.communitylawpartnership.co.uk/
Twitter: @clpsolicitors

Travellers Aid Trust
Small Grants to Travellers
PO Box 16
Llangyndeyrn
Kidwelly
SA17 5YT
Email: travellersaidtrust@yahoo.co.uk
Web: www.travellersaidtrust.org

The Traveller Law Reform Project,
c/o London Gypsy and Traveller Unit
6 Westgate Street
London E8 3RN
Tel: 07831 626168
Email: info@travellerslaw.org.uk

TravellerSpace
TravellerSpace are an independent project that supports Gypsies and Travellers in Cornwall. We offer on site creative play and art sessions, basic IT training, a lending library of books for children and adults and support in accessing health, education and welfare services.
Room 13, PCDT, Parade Street
Penzance, Cornwall.
TR18 4BU.
Tel:01736 334 683
Web: www.travellerspace-cornwall.org

Travellers Times.
Download Travellers Times at their website
Send your news and views to editor, Bill Laws, at Travellers’ Times:
Email: billl@ruralmedia.co.uk
Hilary Smallwood
Co-ordinator and Picture Editor
Travellers’ Times, The Rural Media Company
Sullivan House, 72-80 Widemarsh Street
Hereford, HR4 9HG
Tel: 01432 344039
Email:travellerstimes@ruralmedia.co.uk
Web: www.travellerstimes.org.uk

Roma Support Group Web: www.romasupportgroup.org.uk

Just Space: for a better London Plan
LGTU is a member of the Just Space Network an informal network that brings together groups working for London to be fairer and more environmentally sound.  See all our submissions on the NEW LONDON PLAN
Web:  www.justspace2010.wordpress.com

Praxis
A website for ‘the place for people displaced’ has good information on the Gypsies, Irish Travellers and Roma Community in it’s ‘A snapshot of a community’ section.
Web:  www.praxis.org.uk/roma_gypsies.htm