Additional Community Champion posts for Gypsy & Traveller sites

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The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is pleased to announce that it has received a Santander Community Plus Grant of £5000. All our funds are directed into projects that are community led. By Gypsies & Travellers, with Gypsies & Travellers, for Gypsies & Travellers!

This funding will now be used to target support to the elders of the local Gypsy & Traveller sites by providing two additional Community Champions. These essential posts will organise regular social events and meetings for the elders of the Gypsy & Traveller community and improve community access to essential services and potentially to literacy, numeracy and basic ICT workshops.

This is a ground-breaking initiative that will enable the elders of this vulnerable, marginalised community to stand up, be heard and to grow in confidence so that they can better engage with agencies and public services. We are very proud of the service we provide to the local Gypsy & Traveller community and we know that many people will benefit from this additional capacity.

Laurel Price, an elder site resident from Rover Way in Cardiff said: ‘Nothing happens on site. We are abandoned and I think its great to have someone looking out for us.’