As part of a lottery funded heritage project, Leeds GATE has been piecing together the history of the Lee Gap horse Fair and its importance for the local Traveller Community.
The project involved a small team of volunteers, recruited from the local Traveller community. Their activities included:
Visiting the Brotherton Library to view the special Gypsy and Traveller collections held there. Read more
Leeds GATE (Leeds Gypsy and Travellers Exchange) is looking for a ‘Community Connector’ to work with Gypsy and Traveller young people in Leeds.
Do you want to work in a job that makes a real difference to Gypsy and Traveller young people? Do you want to join the Leeds GATE staff team? Have you got what it takes to support and inspire young Gypsy and Traveller people to get the most out of their potential? Can you gain young Gypsy Traveller people’s trust and confidence? Can you make fun happen?
We are looking for someone to work 16 hours per week at Leeds GATE (including some evenings and occasional weekends). The job includes working with local young Gypsies and Travellers to help them join in with enjoyable youth activities, to speak out about the things that matter to them, and to work together to organise activities that they want to happen. Read more
Calling all members (and non-members) seeking to develop private Gypsy and Traveller sites. Whether you already have some land or are considering buying some to develop this into a site, the time to act is very much now. Read more
In this joint blog, Helen Jones of Leeds GATE and John Walsh of York Street Health Practice argue that the time for care navigators is ripe.
Health and Social Inclusion is a priority. Inclusion work around health and social inequalities usually takes two forms. The first is that we attempt to support people and communities access services. We open new clinics, change times and offer new aspects of the service to support this. The second form is to take services to people and communities – to have outreach clinics and workers. Both forms are valuable and powerful options that can make a real difference. The authors of this article believe that there is a third way which builds on the previous two forms but offers a radical orientation for genuine involvement and change. Read more