Published: 10th Jun 2019

A new ‘national strategy’ to tackle inequality and improve the lives of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities has been launched by the government. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is to lead the national strategy, working with several government departments and the Cabinet Office Race Disparity Unit to improve outcomes in areas including health, education and employment. MHCLG has provided £200,000 of funding between six projects aiming to improve outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in the areas of educational attainment, health and social integration. The department has also funded 22 projects which support Roma communities across England through the Controlling Migration Fund. In addition, the department has provided funding to 2 projects to improve the reporting of hate crime by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. Helen Jones, CEO of Leeds-based Gypsy and Traveller charity, Leeds Gate, told NewStart that the announcement amounts to a ‘very … (To read the full article, subscribe below)