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A new tomorrow for travellers? a study of education, accommodation, and health issues in north Cork. 2001. (a picture in time with recommendations for the future)
Brosnan, Elizabeth Gary; Le Cheile. Family Resource Centre (Mallow) Ltd.; North Cork Traveller Group.
In October 1997, women from the Traveller community in North Cork identified the need to form a women's group and approached Le Cheile Family Resource Centre to facilitate its establishment. With the provision of a varied programme the group moved from strength to strength and expanded in number. As a result of the commitment shown by the group, FAS, Le Cheile Family Resource Centre (Mallow) Ltd and Avondhu Development Group Ltd. further facilitated their development. The North Cork Traveller Forum was established in 2000 by Avondhu Development Group Ltd and the North Cork Traveller Group. Its aim is to facilitate the inclusion of the North Cork Traveller community in the decision making processes which affect their lives. The North Cork Traveller Forum hopes to develop integrated responses to Traveller needs, through encouraging the engagement of statutory agencies, community groups and voluntary groups in addressing Traveller issues. From the outset the Travellers were encouraged to represent their community at local, regional and national levels including representation on the Traveller Health Unit of the Southern Health Board, Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee of North Cork County Council and the North Cork Traveller Forum. In January 2001 a decision was taken by the North Cork Traveller Forum to compile an accurate picture of education, accommodation and health needs. As a result of this decision a survey of the Traveller community in North Cork was undertaken. The process through which this study emerged has been an example of community development and partnership in action. It is innovative in that the need was identified by the North Cork Traveller Group and was addressed in a partnership approach with the various community, voluntary and statutory bodies through the North Cork Traveller Forum.
Publication Date:
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Task Force on the Travelling Community
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