Resources for Gypsies and Travellers in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Resources for Gypsies and Travellers

An Munia Tober

Provides a variety of services to the Traveller community in Belfast; provides information about their projects and activities, advice and support services, and contacts.

Appleby Horse Fair

Official site for an annual gathering of Gypsies and Travellers in Cumbria, held every June since 1685; includes information for visitors, traders, and residents, with news, events, and contacts.

Cheshire Gypsy and Traveller Voice -

Offers contact details for this organisation, which provides advocacy and support for gypsies and travellers either residing in or regularly passing through Cheshire.

Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group

Provides details of their projects and activities, news, information about their publications, health resources, and a photo archive celebrating Gypsy heritage in the county.

Friends, Families and Travellers

Charity which seeks to end discrimination against gypsies and travellers and to defend their right to a nomadic lifestyle. Offers extensive advice for travellers on rights, education, healthcare, work and other issues.

Irish Travellers Movement in Britain

Works to raise the profile of Irish Travellers and their inclusion in society and decision making. With news and events, current issues, details of their annual conference, and contacts.

Jess Smith

Official site of the author and traditional storyteller, whose works celebrate the life and culture of Scotland's travelling families; includes a listing of titles, appearances diary, and contacts.

National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups

Federation of groups whose aim is to help the traveller community integrate more with the wider community. Provides a brief overview of the legislation pertaining to travellers, with links to local groups.

Roma Support Group

Lists the resources, projects and publications provided or run by this support group for East European Roma.

Romany Gypsy Trailers

Celebrates the glories of the Romani/Traveller showman's caravans/trailers; includes photographs, a history, reminiscences, and information about the last remaining maker specialising in such trailers.

South West Alliance of Nomads

Aims to foster good links and relations between traveller communities in South West England. Provides a brief history of different types of travellers and offers contact information.

Traveller Law Reform Project

Features news from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Gypsy and Traveller Law Reform and information on this project's campaigns.

Traveller Law Research Unit

An archive of the work of a unit based at Cardiff Law School until 2002; includes a library of their research publications and resources.

Travellers Aid Trust

Independent grant-maker dedicated specifically to supporting gypsies and travellers in the UK.

TravellerSpace

Supports Gypsies, Irish Travellers and New Travellers in Cornwall and the South West to access services and opportunities, and to have a voice in decision and policy making processes.

The UK Vardo Project

Offers a history of the vardo, the Romani living wagon/caravan, with a gallery, sections on their design, some of the great builders, traditional decoration; also includes a directory of suppliers, dealers and craftsmen to assist with restoration.

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