Gypsy Roma Traveller Leeds
The permanent site of the Gypsy Roma Traveller Communities
By no means a complete list, but on this page you'll find some books that we feel we can recommend for more in depth study or interest.
Gypsies and Travellers in their own words compiled by the Gypsy Roma Traveller Achievement Service is a fantastic read, and gives amazing insights into the lives and times of Travellers in this country.
This part of the website contains details of other useful and important organisations and other websites that be useful, informative or even entertaining. Use the links on this page to begin further exploration
This is Liberty’s website which aims to provide support to individuals and organisations who wish to understand and enforce their rights under the Human Rights Act 1998.
There are pages that deal with the rights of Gypsies and Travellers. Much of the information focuses on planning matters and the use of land for caravan sites, as such sites are a central component of the Gypsy and Traveller lifestyle. There are also sections covering the enforcement of planning laws and the use of powers to remove Gypsies and Travellers from sites.
There are sections on access to education and healthcare, as Gypsies and Travellers often have difficulty in accessing these services for a number of reasons, and the Chapter also deals with issues of discrimination and human rights.
There have been many useful and informative studies and reports undertaken on the subject of Travellers and Gypsies. Click the Academic Studies link in the left menu for further information.
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. Read more about the organisation and maybe consider joining.
Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange (GATE) is a community members association for Gypsies and Travellers who live in, or resort to, Leeds.
There are numerous books, magazines and newsletters with Travellers and Gypsies as their subject. The Gypsy Roma Traveller Achievement Service also has its own well-stocked library which can be browsed upon request. We have also produced publications of our own.
Amongst all the links we've gathered, a lot seem relevant to Roma.
So we've gathered them all together on one page.