Delivering Services and Facilities for Gypsies and Travellers
27 Jun 2013
This event is supported by The National Association of Gypsy and Traveller Officers (NAGTO), the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups and the Irish Traveller Movement in Britain.

 

This is a one day conference for local authority officers, public health officials, education and housing authorities and police and community groups working with and representing Gypsies and Travellers.

Now in its 11th year, this event is for all those working in Gypsy and Traveller services to explore emerging trends, hear the latest policy and share best practice.

This conference will examine how services and facilities for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma can evolve and respond to developments in the sector. Particularly it will discuss changes to benefits, employment law and education budgets; access to health services and a new public health agenda; plus the work of policing, enforcement and criminal justice services.

As the new planning needs assessments are built up for 2013 this online event will look at feedback from these and aim to help identify key dilemmas to tackle.

Programme
10:00
Bill Forrester, Head of Gypsy and Traveller Unit, Kent County Council; Chair, National Association of Gypsy and Traveller Officers (NAGTO)
The challenge for practitioners

10:15
Michael Hargreaves, Planning and Accommodation Advisor, Irish Traveller Movement in Britain
Planning, sites, racism and the census

10:30
Dr Philip Brown, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Salford Housing and Urban Studies Unit, University of Salford
Assessing accommodation needs

10:45
Ian Naysmith, Integration Division, Department for Communities and Local Government
Update from Department for Communities and Local Government

11:00
Panel discussion and questions
11:30
Break
12:00
Tom McCready, Gypsy, Heritage Officer, National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups; European Representative, European Roma and Traveller Forum
Successfully providing education to everyone including Travellers

12:20
Yvonne MacNamara, Chief Executive, Irish Traveller Movement in Britain
Addressing heath inequalities for Gypsy and Traveller communities

12:40
Panel discussion and questions
13:00
Break
14:00
Lesley Mitchell, Policy Manager, Department for Work and Pensions
Employment support for Gypsy and Traveller communities

14:30
Panel discussion and questions
14:40
ACC Janette McCormick, National Lead for Gypsies and Travellers, Association of Chief Police Officers
Access and confidence in the Criminal Justice system

15:10
Panel discussion and questions
15:20
Educational inclusion: successfully providing education to all (including travellers)?
Dr Kate D'Arcy, Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Sciences, The University of Bedfordshire

15:50
Public health and access to health
Shaynie Larwood, Lead Nurse, Gypsy and Traveller Health, NHS Cambridge;
Rose Wilson, Project Development Worker - Adult Learning, Cambridgeshire Race Equality and Diversity Service Traveller Health Team.

16:20
Questions
16:30
End of broadcast