Gypsy/Traveller Strategy for Perth and Kinross

Closed 31 Aug 2018

Opened 1 May 2018

Feedback Updated 28 Mar 2019

We Asked

The Gypsy/Traveller Community whether they agreed with the proposed themes

You Said

Gypsy/Traveller community members were consulted on the themes and revised actions during July and August with opportunities to comment also made available online.  

Three specific comments were received from community members relating to (i) the lack of a bus stop near the Gairney Bridge/Greenacres site in Kinross;  (ii) a request for the provision of more information about events and (iii) a request for information on the themes and actions to be provided in Plain English.

We Did

These issues will be responded to as the Action Plan is taken forward.

Results Updated 28 Mar 2019

The aims of the revised Gypsy/Traveller strategy are to continue:

  • to ensure services provided to meet the needs of the Gypsy/Traveller community in Perth and Kinross are provided in a non-discriminatory way and take account of cultural requirements;
  • to plan to meet the future needs of Gypsy/Traveller community members in Perth and Kinross;
  • to involve Gypsy/Traveller community members in planning any future service developments which may be relevant to them;
  • to improve access to local services for the Gypsy/Traveller community in Perth and Kinross;
  • to raise awareness amongst staff in partner organisations and elected members of issues which impact on Gypsy/Travellers locally;
  • to promote positive images of Gypsy/Travellers in local media and to wider community where possible.

The key themes remain unchanged from the previous Gypsy/Traveller Strategy (2013-18) but actions contained within it have been updated.  The 5 key themes are:

(i)         Site Provision

(ii)        Improving Access to Services and Advice on Employment and Health

(iii)       Anti-Discrimination Advice and Training

(iv)       Addressing Operational Issues at Bobbin Mill and Double Dykes

(v)        Community Engagement and Empowerment

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Overview

Production of a revised Gypsy/Traveller Strategy for 2018-21.

Why We Are Consulting

To ensure Gypsy/Traveller community members can contribute to the development of a strategy which is aimed towards them.

Areas

  • All Perth & Kinross

Audiences

  • Amnesty Groups
  • Area Partnerships
  • Businesses
  • Campaign Groups
  • Community Councils
  • Community Groups/Organisations
  • Community Planning Partners
  • Developers/Investors
  • Education Institutions
  • Environmental Groups
  • Housing Associations
  • Local Authorities (External)
  • Partner Agencies
  • PKC Employees
  • Professional Bodies
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Rural Communities
  • Stakeholder Organisations
  • Tenants and Residents Associations
  • Transport Groups
  • Unions
  • Voluntary Groups/Organisations
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Children and Young People
  • Civil and Public Servants
  • Council Tenants
  • Elected Members
  • Homeless People
  • Jobseekers
  • Landowners
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People
  • Licence Holders
  • Low Income Households
  • Men
  • Minority Ethnic Groups
  • MSPs, MPs, MEPs
  • Older People
  • Parents, Carers and Guardians
  • People with Disabilities
  • Public Transport Users
  • Road Users
  • Service Users
  • Students (Further Education)
  • Visitors and Tourists
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • All Residents of Perth and Kinross

Interests

  • Race