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Launch ‘We’re Still Here’

This morning we launched our research into the needs and aspirations of Gypsy Traveller communities, fourteen years after our last research ‘Here to Stay’ was released. The research was a joint project working with Irish Community Care. The launch was originally planned to take place in April but had to be postponed because of lockdown. Still it gave us a chance to try new technology and our zoom virtual launch worked well with 51 people taking part.

Participants heard from Jill Broomhall from Cheshire East Council, Win Lawlor at Irish Community Care, Corinne Thomason, Diverse Solutions who conducted the research and Russell Fury from the Gypsy community who was one of the community researchers.

Some comments from the session –

‘interesting and thought provoking’

‘thanks for an excellent and moving session’

Thank you so much for today. It has been a huge wake up call’

Really informative and a lot to think about to tackle systemic inbuilt racism and discrimination once and for all’

You can download a copy of the research here :