Gypsy and Traveller Resources

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Find non-judgemental and friendly support, resources and information for people of Gypsy and Traveller ethnicity throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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Available Throughout Huntingdonshire District
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Health, Housing & Benefits

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Traveller Team can help with a wide range of issues. Several members of the Team are Gypsy and Traveller people and will understand the challenges you may be facing. Whatever you need, you’ll be treated with respect.

If you have physical or mental health needs, you can contact Terri who has many years experience working with Gypsy and Traveller people. You can contact Terri on 07535 875316 or by emailing [email protected]

If you need advice about housing or benefits, you can contact Kelly on 07799 581276 or by emailing [email protected]

There are free drop-in sessions in Cottenham on a Wednesday call or email Terri or Kelly for details, or you can make an appointment for one of the team to visit you.

Education:

Beatrice White can help with school admissions for children – including home visits to talk things over in person, help completing online applications and support with any meetings with schools. Beatrice speaks Romany and will understand your family’s needs and the barriers to education you may have encountered. You can contact her by emailing [email protected] or by calling 07501 508422. If you’d prefer, you can visit your nearest Child & Family Centre in South Cambs – for details of where they are, click on this link.

Training:

Rose Wilson supports Adult Education for Cambridgeshire County Council. If you’d like to gain qualifications, improve your literacy or numeracy skills, she can provide education support online, at home, at community centres or even in Tesco! She can help people gain HGV licences for long distance lorry driving. Email [email protected] for more information.

Other support:

One Call Away was set up to prevent suicide and help Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people facing mental health challenges. You can call Caroline on 07748 or Mark on 07393 561735 or email them on [email protected]Click here for more information.

Friends, Families & Travellers advocates on behalf of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people. It can also provide advice on health, work and the law. Click here to find out more.

One Voice 4 Travellers is based in Wisbech and helps people facing hardship or need due to violence. You can call on 01954 430724 (leave a message with your contact info and someone will call you back) or email [email protected]

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