The National Gypsy and Traveller Health Inclusion Project 2012-15 

Author: Wemyss, Rachel, Matthews, Zoe & Jones, Helen

Publisher: Friends Families and Travellers & Leeds GATE

Publication date: April 2015

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This project was funded by the Department of Health and was aimed at addressing the chronic exclusion of Gypsies and Travellers across the health economy, supporting the Inclusion Health agenda and leading to improvements in the health of Gypsy and Traveller people in England.  Friends Families and Travellers and Leeds GATE worked to provide a package of commissioning and implementation support to all levels of the new NHS architecture.  As well as providing support, the organisations were able to utilise emerging guidance and commissioning tools to implement changes on the ground and at a local level. This has meant that they could see first-hand how policy has translated into action for vulnerable and marginalised communities, and also where and why it is failing.