As part of trying to engage younger people to become involved with St Leger Homes of Doncaster, the Customer Involvement team are trialling alternative means of communication.
We are trialling ‘Whatsapp’, a piece of software many young people have on their mobile phones, allowing the exchange of conversation, images and such like free of charge (using Data allowance or free wifi).
We want to encourage contact with the younger tenants and residents within Doncaster so that they can have a voice within the community.
If you want to become part of the trial please send your details – Name, Address and Telephone number to our email address – email@example.com
Or please message the following number on Whatsapp directly – 07917040065.
What do you know about Gypsies, Roma & Travellers?
- Britain’s Gypsies, Roma and Travellers have lived, worked and travelled throughout Britain for over 500 years, yet they have been almost entirely written out of British history.
- There are around 300,000 Gypsy Roma and Irish Travellers in the UK – Roma Gypsies are originally from Northern India, whereas Travellers are of Irish origin – and both groups are nomadic. Since 2002, Gypsies and Travellers have been recognised as an ethnic group and are protected under the Race Relations Act.
- The current conflict over Gypsy and Traveller site provision is in nobody’s interests, it is in everyone’s interest to resolve it through educating the wider public about Gypsy and Traveller culture and needs.
- The Department for Children Schools and Families recognises that the educational achievement of Gypsy Roma and Traveller youth is the worst in the country.
- The Department of Health accepts that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities have the worst health and lowest life expectancy in the country.
- June is Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month which celebrates our culture and history by tackling the negative stereotyping and prejudices that have led to this situation.