Topic briefing

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Last updated: 20 June 2022


Reports and documents


  • Local authorities providing educational and other services and support to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people can be a useful source of local information.
  • Friends, Families and Travellers 
    A charity working on behalf of all Gypsies, Travellers and Roma offering advice and consultancy, promoting health and wellbeing, contributing to research and policy making and delivery of training.
  • The Traveller Movement 
    A charity promoting the inclusion of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers through community engagement, advocating their human rights and leading on research to shape policy.
  • Leeds Gypsy & Traveller Exchange 
    A charity, also known as Leeds GATE, led by Gypsy and Traveller people in partnership with others in and across West Yorkshire.
  • Irish in Britain 
    Supporting a consortium of organisations, including some that support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people, as well as undertaking research, activities and events.
  • Unlock 
    A national charity providing a range of support and a voice to people with convictions. They provide support for people with convictions seeking to enter higher education and can be contacted by anyone including Gypsy, Roma and Travellers.
  • Advisory Council for the Education of Romany and other Travellers
    A charity that works for Gypsy, Roma and Travellers to end discrimination and ensure they have:
    • equal access to education
    • safe and secure accommodation
    • equal access to health and other community services
    • good community relations.
Published 27 July 2020
Last updated 02 August 2021
02 August 2021
LiNCHigher and Bishop Grosseteste University resource added

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