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 planning@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@lgtu.org.uk, phone 0208 533 2002 or visit our offices at 6 Westgate Street, London E8 3RN

Our services

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

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 Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm. Telephone on 020 8533 2002 or email info@londongandt.org.uk

Activist and leadership programme

We strengthen the voice of London’s Gypsies and Travellers through our activist training and leadership programme.  This equips community representatives with the skills and confidence to represent their community, increase their understanding of policies and legislation, challenge discrimination, engage with the media and gain recognition. For more information contact info@londongandt.org.uk or call 0208 533.2002

Youth groups

We run weekly groups for 11-15 year old boys and girls, providing a planned programme of activities that will widen their horizons in a friendly environment. Find out more about our youth groups in our What we do section, or contact info@londongandt.org.uk

LGT resources

We provide written, online and visual resources to provide support, information and advice to Gypsies and Travellers. Among them are practical guides for work, videos and directories of services. You can find more details in our resources 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. To make an appointment, or for more information contact info@londongandt.org.uk

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 still count

Our We still count campaign responded to the Government’s proposed changes to the definition of Gypsies and Travellers in planning policy, which will leave most in London deprived of rights.

We are Londoners too

The We are Londoners too campaign was our response to the Mayor’s London plan, drawing attention to how the plan failed to take into account the needs of Gypsies and Travellers. It drew attention to the fact that provision of Traveller sites is a strategic matter for London, in the same way as housing.

We are all so many things…

We will shortly launch a poster and social media campaign confronting some of  the day-to-day stereotyping that affects so many Gypsies and Travellers. You will be able to download materials from our resources sections.