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

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Travelling Ahead organises two Regional Forums each year in South Wales, West Wales and North Wales. Once a year we organise a National Forum where all the groups can meet together. We plan these events with young people to provide workshops on issues which you choose and do some fun activities as well.  Invited to these events are decision makers from the Welsh Government and Local Authorities so that they can  listen to the views and experiences  of the young people. The Children’s Commissioner for Wales and Young Wales are also invited to learn more about issues which are important to young people from the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

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National Forums

National Forums 2014 -15

Date: March 2015

Location: The Pavilion, Llandrindod Wells. Powys. Wales.

National Forum 2015 In 2015 Travelling Ahead’s National Forum was held at The Pavilion in Llandrindod Wells, Powys. Young Gypsies and Travellers came from all over Wales to meet and…

National Forum 2016

Date: April 2016

Location: Baskerville Hall

Travelling Ahead National Forum March 2016 In March of this year over 30 young people met together at Baskerville Hall for the annual forum. Our Youth Advisory Group planned the…

National Forum 2017

Our Ninth National Forum was held on the March 3rd 2017 at Baskerville Hall in Powys again. This was a fantastic day and a celebration event for Travelling Ahead with all the…

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Regional Forums

South West Regional Forum

Location: South West Wales

Young people from Pembrokeshire, Llanelli, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot have developed this forum. Staff and volunteers from The Unity Project help us run this forum and support young people…

North Wales Regional Forum

Location: North Wales

Travelling Ahead’s Regional Forum in North Wales is for young Gypsies and Travellers ( 11 – 19 years) who live anywhere in Flintshire, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Conwy and Ynys Mon. At the…

South East Regional Forum

Location: South East

The South East Regional Forum is for young people  from Cardiff, Pontypool, Newport, Blaenau Gwent and Merthyr Tydfil. We’ve held 5 events so far and the young people’s planning group helps us organise…

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Local Forums

New Leaf Forum : Cardiff

New Leaf Forum was set up by young people living on the Rover Way site in Cardiff – they meet every week if they can and are supported by Cardiff…

Equal Voice: Pontypool

Equal Voice is a project that is based at  West Monmouthshire School in Pontypool and supports Gypsy and Traveller pupils not just in education but to have their say, learn…

Inspirational Traveller Dimension : Flintshire

This page is under development – coming soon


In Pembrokeshire the Priory Project works with children and young people to support their education and also with families to support adult and whole family learning through a partnerships with…

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