Tackling homelessness within the travelling communities
Author: Chris Whitwell
Corporate author: Friends, Families and Travellers
Briefing series: Better Housing 21
Publisher: Race Equality Foundation
Publication date: November 2012
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’.