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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