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

Response to the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee inquiry into the general principles of the Housing (Wales) Bill – January 2014

Response to the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee inquiry into the general principles of the Housing (Wales) Bill – January 2014

Response to the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee inquiry into the general principles of the Housing (Wales) Bill – January 2014

23-01-2014

Response to the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee inquiry into the general principles of the Housing (Wales) Bill. January 2014

Introduction

1.1          The Travelling Ahead project, hosted by Save the Children, was established in 2009 with the aims of supporting and promoting the participation and rights of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children and young people to have say in decision making and influence services, policy and legislation which affect their day to day lives.

1.2          The project has supported the development of local Gypsy, Roma and Traveller youth forums and groups around Wales and hosts a twice yearly national forum for these young people to meet and work together on issues of shared concern alongside policy, training and advocacy work.  For more information see our website www.travellingahead.org.uk

1.3          We are pleased to provide a response to this inquiry by the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee into the general principles of the Housing (Wales) Bill.

1.4          Our comments relate specifically to those new duties set out in Part Three of the Bill dealing with meeting the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers in Wales.

To read the full response, click this PDF document: Travelling Ahead response Stage 1 Housing Wales Bill Jan 2014

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