Resources

We produce materials and online tools to support and represent Gypsies and Travellers

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

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

History and heritage map

Heritage mapWith National Lottery funding, London Gypsies and Travellers has recorded population data, sites and tenures across every borough, and recorded the histories and voices of Travelling Showpeople, Irish Travellers and Romany Gypsies. This has resulted in the interactive LGT history and heritage maps, produced with Mapping for Change, documenting memories of place, lived experiences and social, economic and cultural relationships.

The history and heritage map shows: 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 is the first set of interactive, online maps of London to foreground the knowledge, skills and cultural lives of travelling people.

You can read more about the history and heritage project here, and access the maps here.

 

Campaign materials

We are all so many things...

Grandmother Weareallsomanythings

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.

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.

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

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.