Travelling Ahead : A Welsh project working with young people from the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

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Welcome to Travelling Ahead

Travelling Ahead is a Welsh project working with young people and families from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to give you a voice about the things that matter to you – from April 2017 we are developing the Wales Advice and Advocacy Service to offer advice and support on your rights, the law and to help tackle hate crime and discrimination.

While we are developing the new service please contact Trudy or Rhiannon either by phone 07788 412 760 / 07887 051 842 or through our CONTACT page

You can read more about what we do here and SCROLL DOWN to view Forums, Projects and more from the last few years at Travelling Ahead

Here’s what young people have had to say about Travelling Ahead

“Its about us doing things our way and not having adults dictate everything we do. We’re helping young Gypsies, Roma and Travellers to make the changes that they want to see happen”

“It gets us off the site and it gives us an education – one of the things we have done is we’ve built up a good relationship with Wales’ Children’s Commissioner through being Community Ambassadors – we represent the community of Gypsies and Travellers”

“We also went to a conference and I felt proud that I was there representing Gypsies and Travellers and training teachers about our culture and our lives”

“The things that I enjoy most is the way Travelling Ahead gets all the young Gypsy children to meet more young Gypsies from around Wales. It makes us learn more about the rights and education and that there are many situations that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller don’t understand, things that they could change –  it might not get change now but could have an effect on the younger generation”

Latest News

Two new roles at Travellers Times


The Rural Media Charity has secured 3-year funding to January 2020 from The Big Lottery Fund to continue and develop Travellers’ Times. The Travellers’ Times magazine and website are…

Young People's Forums

Young people plan 6 Regional Forums each year with Travelling Ahead and once a year we hold a National Forum for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people around Wales  – you can also see what the Local Groups have been up to

Young People's Projects

Keep up to date with Travelling Ahead projects working with young people around Wales

Rights & Advice

Do you know your rights? At school,  where you live, racism and fair treatment? Find out more and who can help if you need some advice, support or legal services

Report a Hate Crime

Have you been treated unfairly, bullied, or been a victim of hate crime because you are a Gypsy, Roma or Traveller young person? We can get you the right help and support with this – in confidence –


Information on the law and policy in Wales that affects Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people – have your say on consultations and find resources


Roma Inclusion?


My name is Brigitta Balogh and I am currently a second-year law student at the University of South Wales.I am on a work experience placement with the Wales Migration Partnership …