The Roma Support Group is a major contributor to Roma and Brexit, a recently-published report on the future for Roma in post-Brexit UK. The report, from the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) and Migration Joint All Party Parliamentary Groups, is the result of discussions at a roundtable event at the House of Lords on 11 July 2018. The event was co-ordinated by the Roma Support Group.
Roma living in the UK have a huge contribution to make to society and they greatly value living here, working here and being part of the UK community. Yet this is not always understood and recognised. Furthermore, uncertainties about the future status of EU nationals in the UK are a cause for considerable uncertainty among members of the Roma community. We hope that this initial report will be of interest to policy makers in this regard.
Read the full text of the report.
See further information about Brexit and Roma on our Brexit Information and Brexit statements pages.
Item added 11/7/2018
Roma Support Group staff, volunteers, friends, families and travellers were recently invited to celebrate Gypsy/Roma/Travellers History Month with a historical tour of the House of Lords.
On Monday, 25 June 2018, Lord Beecham hosted a House of Lords tour for around fifteen young Roma, Gypsies and Travellers.
The Roma Support Group would like to say a huge thank you to Lord Beecham for giving us all this great opportunity.
Item added 22/6/2018
We are currently looking for a volunteer who can help with our Advice and Advocacy Project, someone to support everyday running of the project including 1-to-1 advocacy sessions, workshops and our Forum theatre sessions.
Please see further information about this opportunity on our Volunteering page.
If you would like to do rewarding work with an organisation who works hard to support marginalised members of our society please get in touch!
This item added 27/6/2018
In November 2017 the Roma Support Group (RSG) made a submission to the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Select Committee (WESC). This was in response to the results of the Race Disparity Audit originally launched by the Prime Minister to look into racial disparities in public service provision with a view to ending the injustices experienced by many people.
Read the text of the RSG submission here
Read a transcript of the meeting WESC where the RSG’s oral evidence was discussed (20th December 2017)
View video footage of the meeting WESC where the RSG’s oral evidence was discussed (20th December 2017)
This item added 6/3/2018
Many Roma families think that England offers opportunities to young Roma which are denied in the country of their birth but Roma children’s experience of attending school can be difficult.
A new report, produced by the Roma Support Group with the support of Barrow Cadbury Trust, looks at extensive evidence which indicates that Roma pupils are excluded from some English schools.
See the full text of the report.
This item added 21/10/2017