Tackling homelessness within the travelling communities

Author(s): Chris Whitwell;  

Corporate author: Friends, Families and Travellers

Briefing series: Better Housing Opinion Piece 21

Publisher: Race Equality Foundation

Publication date: November 2012

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Friends, Families and Travellers is an organisation which seeks to end racism and discrimination against Gypsies and Travellers, whatever their ethnicity, culture or background, and whether settled or mobile.  In this opinion piece, Chris Whitwell, the Director of Friends, Families and Travellers seeks to outline the current situation for Gypsy-Travellers in the UK, and argues that more pitches are needed to prevent a situation where people are unable to exist anywhere ‘legally’.