SURREY GYPSY TRAVELLER COMMUNITIES FORUM (SGTCF)
The SGTCF management committee intend to continue the work of striving for a better future for Gypsy, Roma, Traveller families within Surrey, as a legacy to our dear departed founder member, Mrs. Ann Wilson MBE.
Having delivered classroom based cultural training earlier this year, COVID19 has impacted on how we now do this.
During the summer, a small team that includes two new community trainers, have been fast tracking an online version of the original package. Not surprisingly, this has created new challenges as we got to grips with the available technology. A positive side effect has been a thorough and comprehensive review of the course that has been brought up to date and adapted for delivery via Zoom or Microsoft Teams (for further details go to the services tab on the header bookmark).
Update: The first two online training packages were delivered to borough councillors and council staff from housing, planning, etc., in October 2020
In addition, an online Forum AGM is likely to be arranged in the spring of 2021, details will be posted when available.
For more information and guidance on Coronavirus, Surrey County Council have issued a leaflet that can be found in the ‘NEWS’ section of the website
GRT communities can access excellent advice & support via:
- Traveller Movement https://travellermovement.org.uk/
- Friends Families & Travellers https://www.gypsy-traveller.org/
We are all in this together – and we are glad you are visiting our site.
The Forum was founded in 1996 to create opportunities for public agencies, charities, interested individuals/groups and Traveller communities, to talk to each other.
Our website is our online meeting place, where we organise our activities, share ideas, and publicise our mission.
We work together to
- Increase understanding within all sections of the wider community to resolve prejudices and ignorance.
- Encourage the flow of information to reduce misunderstandings.
- Provide opportunities to work together to build bridges between different elements of the wider community.
- Identify problems and find solutions to enhance community safety.
- Overcome prejudice, increase understanding of Traveller culture and promote equality of opportunity.