Improving Gypsy/Traveller lives

A £3 million action plan to tackle the discrimination and challenges faced by the Gypsy/Traveller community has launched.

The plan, which has been co-produced with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), will support improvements to accommodation, education, healthcare and access to benefits.

Local authorities will use £2 million of the funding to improve Gypsy/Traveller accommodation and sites, with the remaining funding going towards third sector children’s education projects and health and social care initiatives.

The action plan will focus on five key areas:

  • Providing more and better accommodation.
  • Improving access to public services.
  • Maximising household incomes.
  • Tackling racism and discrimination.
  • Strengthening community development and engagement.

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  • Publish DateWed, 09 Oct 2019
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