Save the Date – Gypsies and Travellers: Preparing for the New Duty

Media Resource Centre, Llandrindod Wells

9:30am – 1:00pm

This event will look at some of the challenges and opportunities in relation to the new duty set out in the current Housing Bill, looking in particular at the following themes:

  • New Duty – Setting the context (Challenges and Opportunities)
  • Accommodation Needs Assessments in Practice
  • A new approach to planning consultations – learning from the experiences of supported housing
  • Opportunity to learn from Home Space Sustainable Accommodation about experiences from England – HSSA are a Community Interest Company, a not-for-profit business that provides affordable, sustainable accommodation options for Local Authority Gypsy and Traveller site owners and managers including, Housing Associations and Registered Social Landlords. They provide bespoke support packages for residents that provides secure accommodation that enhances quality of life and promotes life opportunities.
  • Engagement with Gypsies and Travellers


Confirmed speakers include: John Davies, Gypsy and Traveller Legislation and Consultation Manager, Jane Hurn, Home Sustainable Accommodation, Teresa Crew, Bangor Univeristy, Trudy Aspinwall, Save the Children.

This half day seminar will be of interest to local authority housing strategy officers, environmental health officers, development officers, housing associations interested in learning more about potential for developing and managing sites, Gypsy and Traveller liaison officers, third sector organisations and other interested parties who wish to find out more about the topic or are currently engaged with working with Gypsy and Traveller Communities.

A programme and further details on the event will follow shortly.

If you would like to attend, please complete the attached booking form and return it as soon as possibleto Danielle Jenkins Jenkins, Administration and Information Assistant, Tai Pawb, Centre Court, 8 Coopers Yard, Curran Road, Cardiff, CF10 5NB / Fax: 029 2066 5698.

The session will finish with a networking opportunity to speak with the different speakers over tea, coffee and cake. Cost: Tai Pawb members £39; non-members £49.(Discounts available for poorly funded community groups, please contact 02920537635 for details).

For further information about this event, please contact or call 029 2053 7635.

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