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Assessing local housing authorities’ progress in meeting the accommodation needs of Gypsy and Traveller communities in England

Brown, P and Niner, P 2009, Assessing local housing authorities’ progress in meeting the accommodation needs of Gypsy and Traveller communities in England , Project Report, Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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Abstract

There is a recognised national shortfall in Gypsy and Traveller site pitches (the prime form of culturally appropriate accommodation for Gypsies and Travellers in England – a pitch refers to the land required for one household). In order to address this, the Housing Act 2004 requires local housing authorities to carry out assessments of the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers. Those assessments must identify the extent of requirements and inform the development of long-term strategies to meet accommodation needs. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) Circular 01/2006 Planning for Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Sites, set out the new approach to needs-based planning to facilitate additional site provision to meet current shortfalls. The purpose of this research was to take stock of the extent of accommodation provision since the publication of the CRE report, Common Ground: Equality, good race relations and sites for Gypsies and Irish Travellers and Circular 01/2006.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Publisher: Equality and Human Rights Commission
Series Name: Research Report
ISBN: 9781842060957
Funders: Equality and Human Rights Commission
Depositing User: Professor Philip Brown
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2015 15:41
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 19:31
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35855

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