Use our services

There are many ways LGT services can help support you, and many ways to get involved in our work.

Get involved

There are many ways that Gypsies and Travellers can get involved with our work and stand up for the rights of their community.

The London Gypsy and Traveller Forum

We encourage people to participate in the London Gypsy and Traveller Forum – an open meeting of community activists, support organisations, professionals and elected representatives held every quarter at London City Hall.  The main aim of the forum is to influence the Mayor of London’s strategies and London Plan so that they recognise the needs of the community and develop inclusive policies.

There is an open invitation for all to take part. Meeting dates can be found in our news and events section, and more information is available from policy@londongandt.org.uk

Volunteering

We welcome volunteers. If you are interested please email info@londongandt.org.uk explaining your interest and be available for an interview.

Keep informed

Use the news and events page of this website and our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to keep you informed with what’s going on and how you can help. If you use What’sApp, let us know your details and we’ll send updates.

Get in touch

If there are particular issues affecting you, if you need advice or support, or if you want to know more about how to get involved with our work, please email us at info@londongandt.org.uk, phone 0208 533 2002 or visit our offices at Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road, London N16 8NA

Our services

Our organisation works closely with individuals from the Gypsy and Traveller community to help support them and encourage them to make their voices heard.

There are many LGT services to help support people from the community.

Training programmes

We create pathways into training, employment and support traditional trades through the delivery of our training programmes. Find out more about our training programmes for adults and our programmes for young people in our What we do section.

The community hub

The LGT community hub is a resource for the community, offering Gypsies and Travellers who visit our offices free use of a computer, phone and photocopier and a place to get on with work in a supportive environment. Drop in 12 noon-2pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays. No appointment needed.

Accommodation and advocacy service

Our Accommodation and Advocacy Service provides advice and support to Gypsy and Traveller families living in houses, on official sites and unauthorised encampments. We support individual problems, and help people gain skills and confidence to deal with services.

Appointments are available at our offices on Fridays, 10am to 4pm. For appointments, telephone 020 8533 2002 on Wednesdays 10-10.30am or email glindsay@londongandt.org.uk

Phoenix Arise project

The Phoenix Arise project supports people experiencing domestic abuse. Referrals often come via social services who have got involved with a family when an incident has been reported. Weekly workshops run jointly with Solace Women’s Aid take place at the Mildmay Community Centre every Thursday between 10.30am-12.30pm

LGT resources

We provide written, online and visual resources to provide information and advice to Gypsies and Travellers. Among them are practical guides for work, videos and directories of services. We also provide an interactive Community Map, which allows Gypsies and Travellers to find out about services available to them in London.  You can find more details in our resources section.

Our campaigns

People from the Gypsy and Traveller community can make their voices heard by taking part in our campaigns challenging discrimination and poor policy making. Below are recent campaigns. For more information go to our campaigns page.

We are all so many things…

We have launched a poster and social media campaign confronting some of  the day-to-day stereotyping that affects so many Gypsies and Travellers. Read more about the campaign, and download posters and materials to use on social media.

We are Londoners too

The We are Londoners too campaign is our response to the Mayor’s London plan. First launched in response to Boris Johnson’s plan in 2009, it drew attention to how the plan failed to take into account the needs of Gypsies and Travellers. Today, the campaign responds to Sadiq Khan’s new London Plan, which takes more positive steps forward to ensure the recognition of all Gypsies and Travellers.