On Sunday 2nd June Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds in Oban hosted a celebration of Gypsy/Traveller culture, history and traditions. Gypsy/Travellers from as far off as Dumbarton, Edinburgh, Perth and Fort William joined families from north and mid-Argyll for an afternoon of fun.
MECOPP finished installing an exhibition of Gypsy/Traveller art, photography and poetry at the Scottish Parliament today to help celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month 2019. Sponsored by John Finnie MSP, the exhibition will be seen by hundreds of MSPs and Parliament staff over the next week!
On Friday 17th of May, over 35 people turned up at Dundee University for the performance by some of the forum theatre group. The hugely successful event brought nursing students, education students and Gypsy/Travellers together to explore some of the serious issues faced by community members in accessing services and their rights.
MECOPP was delighted to host a celebration of Chinese New Year in February. Attended by over 100 people from the Chinese community, the event was a massive success. Check out some photos from the event below!
The Women’s Voices Project, lead by Dominique Barr as part of MECOPPs existing Gypsy/Traveller Carers’ Project, is a new project working with women in the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scotland.
Funded by the Scottish Government, this project will take an asset based approach to community development work within the Gypsy/Traveller community to help realise the aspirational goals of women in both civil and civic life.
This guide to the Carers Act has been produced by MECOPP to assist with understanding of the Carers Act (2016) in Scotland.
Do you look after someone because they have a physical or mental illness, disability or health problems because of substance misuse or their age? You may be a parent, husband or wife, partner, son or daughter, brother or sister or a good friend or neighbour. If the answer is yes – you are also a carer.
Caring for someone else can be physically and emotionally stressful. It can affect your health, your finances and your relationships. But it can also be rewarding if you receive the right help and support when you need it.
This Briefing Paper has been produced by MECOPP to assist local authorities and health boards consider issues which may arise in supporting carers with one or more protected characteristics in delivering responsibilities under the Carers Act.