Friends, Families and Travellers briefing: ‘We Look After Our Own’: Dementia in Gypsy and Traveller Communities

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Of those surveyed, 20% of Gypsies and Travellers said that they would not see a doctor if they or a family member had one or more of the symptoms of dementia.

This is according to the July 2018 briefing (pdf) from the  Friends, Families and Travellers on dementia in Gypsy and Traveller communities.

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Women’s Resource Centre: Training – Partnership, All you Need to Know – 18 October 2018 (London)

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Date: 18 October 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Women’s Resource Centre United House North Road London N7 9DP
Cost: Free

The Women’s Resource Centre will provide guidance on how and why organisations may want to work in partnership, and on how to identify potential partnerships, as well as learning about what makes successful partnerships.

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The Traveller Movement: National Conference 2018 – 1 November 2018 (London)

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Date: 1 November 2018
Time: 09:30am – 4pm
Location: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
Cost: Free

The Traveller Movement invite you to their annual national conference (pdf), Beyond the tick box – the impact of institutional bias & discrimination on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. 

Save the date.

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Child Poverty Action Group report: Rough Justice

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People can lose the effect of work allowances, be inappropriately benefit capped while in work, and lose out on support for housing costs. These problems should surprise nobody, having been raised in parliament as far back as 2012 when universal credit was still in the design stage.

This according to the August 2018 report (pdf) from Child Poverty Action Group on  the universal credit.

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House of Commons Home Affairs Committee interim report: Policy Options for Future Migration from the European Economic Area

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There has been no attempt by the Government to build consensus on future migration policy despite the fact that the issue was subject to heated, divisive and at times misleading debate during the referendum campaign in 2016.

This is from the July 2018 interim report (pdf) from the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee which warns all those involved in the Brexit debate not to exploit or escalate tensions over immigration in the run up to withdrawal agreement.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission report: Pressing for Progress – Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in 2018

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‘Disabled women experience disproportionate levels of all forms of violence and abuse from carers, partners and those in the community’ says a July 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation call for proposals: How Well is Universal Credit Supporting People in Glasgow?

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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have released a call for a project to carry out deliberative qualitative research to explore the experiences of Universal Credit (UC) claimants, as full service is rolled out in Glasgow.

They want to hear from claimants, work coaches and local support agencies about what is working well, and what needs to change, to help drive improvements to policy and practice.

Applications close on 31 August 2018.

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