Gypsy Roma Traveller Leeds
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She had been a Vice President of the Gypsy Council and had always worked hard for the Gypsy and Traveller community.
Many will have met Josie and known what a lovely lady she was.
Patrice Vam Cleemput
of the Gypsy Traveller health project, ScHARR, University of Sheffield wrote:
Josie was also a great asset as a member of on the advisory group of the health study and it is a double sadness to us to have lost first Tommy and now Josie, and without either of them seeing the fruition of their work and dedication.
Please note that the Gypsy Council's website is at: www.gypsy-association.co.uk. The Gypsy Roma Traveller Achievement Service in Leeds has no connection with the Gypsy Council and cannot answer any questions on their behalf. A page with phone and email contact details is at www.gypsy-association.co.uk/gypsycouncil.html.
The Gypsy Council is involved in a wide spectrum of support and liaison work, supporting Gypsy families in planning applications and their fight for decent legal places to live. They liaise and mediate with government bodies, County and District authorities, Health and Social Services, police and legal advisors, education departments and schools, and lobby politicians and political parties for the rights of Gypsy people. They also offer an advice service to Gypsy people, students and others on many different issues and are a main point of contact for both national and local media.
The Gypsy Council has a large resource library for academic work. They also send representatives to conferences, seminars and public meetings both in the UK and Europe, and have their own European representatives to the European Union and The United Nations.
Read about the achievements of the Gypsy Roma Traveller Achievement Service since its inception in 1975
Traveller pipers John Rooney and son Larry recently visited Leeds for a musical session.