Resources

We produce materials to support and represent Gypsies and Travellers.

London Gypsies and Travellers produces a range of publications, videos and online tools which support Travellers and Gypsies in London with information and advice and provide a voice for Gypsies and Travellers in the policy decisions that affect their lives.

Campaign materials

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London Gypsies and Travellers has launched a poster and social media campaign, drawing attention to the stereotyping that defines, limits and discriminates against people from the community.

It aims to challenge public perceptions of Gypsies and Travellers by asking why people only ever see their ethnicity, not their worth.

Here you can download materials to support our campaign. There are posters and postcards to download, print, distribute and put up in public places. And there are images to download for use in social media.

To find out more about the campaign, read our press release.

History and Heritage Project

History and Heritage Project

London Gypsies and Travellers is undertaking a London-wide project to chart the history of Gypsies and Travellers in the capital. With National Lottery funding, It is mapping recorded population data, sites and tenures across every borough, and creating histories through the knowledge and voices of Travelling Showpeople, Irish Travellers and Romany Gypsies.hackney06

Collecting stories, photos, videos and audio recordings, the project is documenting memories of place, lived experiences and social, economic and cultural relationships. The material will be will be uploaded onto an interactive online map, co-produced with Mapping for Change – an organisation which works to provide benefit to disadvantaged or marginalised communities and help create sustainable transformations in their environment.

The online maps will show: existing sites and yards and those that have been lost; travelling routes; and the web of historical connections between travelling and settled communities and the places they share and live in today. This will be the first set of interactive, online maps of London to foreground the knowledge, skills and cultural lives of travelling people.

The maps are for use by the travelling communities, policy makers and the public. Members of travelling communities of all ages are invited to take part in any way they choose to record, document and portray the lives, histories, skills and experiences of London’s Travellers, as well as the challenges they face.

For more information contact Anna Hoare, Community Research Officer, email ahoare@londongandt.org.uk, mob 07494 969356.

Practical guides

Work

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013: how to apply for your scrap collectors licence

A step-by-step guide to the Scrap Collector and Scrap Metal Dealer licencing requirements.

How to become self-employed

A short animated film describing the steps to take to becoming self employed, commissioned by and for the Gypsy and Traveller community.

Submission and Reports

Annual Reports

Community, health and poverty

Manifestos

Planning and housing

The London Plan

Videos and DVDs

Campaigns

People

Going Home

A group of young families in Hackney have come together in order to continue their traditional way of life and create a positive future for their families. DVD available at £10 from info@lgtu.org.uk

Getting Out

A film about LGT’s youth work with Irish Travellers. DVD available at £10 from info@lgtu.org.uk

Practical guides

London mapping

LGT has embarked on a major project to collect and reveal information about London’s Gypsy and Traveller communities. Working with the data analysis organisation Mapping for Change, and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Aziz Foundation, it is compiling information about the inequalities, experience and contributions of Gypsies and Travellers across the capital.

The project, called Mapping the Pathway to Equality, is building a detailed evidence base about the size of the Gypsy and Traveller community in London and the accommodation and work issues faced. LGT will use this information to ensure that borough and London plans and strategies take into account and respond to the needs of the Gypsy and Traveller community.

You can download more information about the project here, along with mapping work already completed on accommodation and work.

Download the mapping project brief

Download accommodation maps

Download work maps

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Community map

Community map screenshotThe LGT Community Map supports Gypsies and Travellers in London to explore and share their experiences of using local services – for example, those related to housing, sites, employment, health and education.

The interactive map allows you to chart your experiences – but also to find out other people have discovered about services available for Gypsies and Travellers. The Community Map is part of LGT’s London Mapping Project, run with Mapping for Change.

Go to the LGT Community Map introduction page

Organisations

Our listing of organisations and websites provides pointers to other sources of information and support for Gypsies and Travellers. A comprehensive listing of specialist services for Gypsies and Travellers is also provided on the Travellers’ Times website.