London Gypsies and Travellers marked a year of progress and achievement at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 1st February, where it launched its new 2022 Annual Report, now available for download.
During the year, LGT worked with 554 families, providing advice and advocacy, youth development and community development.
In her introduction to the Annual Report, LGT Chair Helena Kiely-Savin wrote of the importance of LGT’s legal work during the year, opposing the 2022 Police and Crime Act and participating in two major court cases to uphold Gypsy and Traveller rights.
“It worries me that so many in my community are not even aware of how the law is being used to threaten our way of life,” she wrote. “LGT not only communicates this but challenges it through the courts. This work will determine what the lives of young Gypsies and Travellers are like in the future.”
During the AGM, the main highlights of LGT’s work during 2022 were presented. Two young participants in a metal workshop held under the Bright Futures programme (pictured at the AGM) spoke about their experience. There was also a screening of LGT’s new campaigning “Nowhere left to turn” film.
Download the LGT 2022 Annual Report