Posts tagged Gypsy/Traveller Carers' Project
Two Sides of the Same Story

Two Sides of the Same Story is a unique cartoon book, highlighting and challenging some of the negative attitudes that can prevent Gypsy/Travellers from accessing support services.

The book was borne from MECOPP's recent research exploring the take-up of Self-Directed Support (SDS) among the Gypsy/Traveller community. The research uncovered a number of barriers preventing Gypsy/Travellers from accessing information, and taking-up SDS, not least of which are unhelpful assumptions and a real lack of understanding of Gypsy/Traveller culture among service providers.

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Self-Directed Support and Gypsy/Travellers

In 2011, MECOPP began working with Gypsy/Travellers in three localities of Scotland: Edinburgh and the Lothians, Perth and Kinross, and mid and north Argyll. Using community development approaches, the project works to: raise awareness of informal caring within the community; develop and deliver a range of services to support families; build capacity of statutory bodies to respond more appropriately to identified need; and, assist local and Scottish national government in the development of policy and practice.

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Response from MECOPP to the Equal Opportunities Committee Inquiry into Gypsy/Travellers and Accommodation

MECOPP welcome the Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee (EOC) inquiry into Gypsy/Travellers and care. MECOPP is an independent registered charity providing a variety of services to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) carers and people in receipt of care.

In May 2011 MECOPP began working with carers within the Gypsy/Traveller community in rural and urban areas of Scotland - Edinburgh and the Lothians, Perth and Kinross and Argyll. We have a small staff team working with those in the Gypsy/Traveller community who have a caring responsibility for a family member or friend. We work with carers, of any age, who live in housing, on sites and on roadside camps

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Response from MECOPP to the Equal Opportunities Committee Inquiry into Gypsy/Travellers and care

MECOPP welcome the Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee’s (EOC) inquiry into Gypsy/Travellers and care. MECOPP is an independent registered charity providing a variety of services to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) carers and people in receipt of care.

In May 2011 MECOPP began working with carers within the Gypsy/Traveller community in rural and urban areas of Scotland - Edinburgh and the Lothians, Perth and Kinross and Argyll. We have a small staff team working with those in the Gypsy/Traveller community who have a caring responsibility for a family member or friend. We work with carers, of any age, who live in housing, on sites and on roadside camps.

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