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


Do you need advice on your rights, support or legal help? Need to find out about a service or a project? These are organisations working with Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in Wales who can help:

Travelling Ahead

Advice and support for children, young people and adults from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities across Wales

0808 802 0025

Gypsy Traveller Wales

Providing advice and support to Gypsies and Travellers about accommodation, homelessness, welfare benefits etc

02920 214411

Planning Aid Wales

Advice and assistance with planning applications for your own or your family’s site. They have expertise in helping Gypsy and Traveller families. Their Advice Line is 02920 625000 between  10.00am to 1.30pm, Monday to Thursday

Romani Cultural and Arts Association

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller led community development organisation working through the arts

02920 786 439


Gwent Gypsy and Traveller Service

Help with finding a home, settling in a home, benefits, debt, bills, looking for a job, and education – if you live in Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent

Contact 01633 833 540


UK wide organisations working with Gypsies, Roma and Travellers:

Travellers Advice Team

Legal advice on accommodation, sites, evictions, planning and discrimination ?0121 685 8677 Monday – Friday 9-5pm Email:

Friends Family and Travellers

A national charity working mostly in England with all Gypsies and Travellers regardless of ethnicity – planning, evictions, discrimination, get in touch on their helpline  01273 234 777


The Traveller Movement  London based national charity campaigning and challenging discrimination, provides advice advocacy and support too – see their Education Advice Project here  0207 607 2002


Leedsgate Leeds GATE is a members organisation for Gypsy and Traveller people in West Yorkshire aiming to improver life for their communities 0113 240 2444

Roma Support Group The Roma Support Group is a charity working since 1998 with East European Roma refugees and migrants offering them a variety of services; engaging the Roma community in all aspects of running and managing the organisation and promoting an understanding of Roma culture in the UK 020 7511 0800

Advocacy services for children and young people (someone to help you speak out about your rights at school, in care or in your community)

In Wales the MEIC website and phone line will help you find out where your local advocacy service is – in English and in Cymraeg

The Children’s Commissioner Commissioner for Wales has an advice and support line for children, young people and their families or workers

Hate crime and discrimination

You can report any hate crime or hate incident to the police ( Telephone 999 or 101) or to Victim Support (Tel 0300 30 31 982 (FREE) 24/7)

If you don’t want to do this yourself or you are not sure if you want to involve the police – we can help you make a report or to get confidential help local to you if you are a young person or family from the Gypsy, Roma or Traveller communities in Wales – see here for more information

If you think you have been treated unfairly or discriminated aginst because you are from the Gypsy, Roma or Traveller community Travelling Ahead can help with this too – find out more here

Other places to report a hate crime or discrimination to who can help:

Travelling Ahead 02920 803 267 / 02920 803 276 for children and young people anywhere in Wales

Victim Support – all Wales

Voices have spoken – Swansea, Bridgend, Neath and Port Talbot

SEWREC – Newport, Torfaen, Monmouthsire

Race Equality First – Cardiff  and the Vale of Glamorgan

NEWREN – North Wales