Traveller Mental Health – Bridging the Gap through Partnership
Advocates, the Traveller community, policy makers and service providers took part in a national conference today to explore key steps that need to be taken to effectively address the mental health needs of the Traveller community.
‘This is a step in the right direction,” said Martin Collins, Co-Director, Pavee Point. “It is only right that Travellers start to benefit from a better economic situation given the savage cuts that Travellers experienced in recession.”
A ‘Life Safety’ approach and Traveller engagement essential to sustain fire safety for Travellers
The high level of fire safety issues highlighted in today’s Traveller Fire Safety report is lamentable but not unexpected and is a sign of the overcrowded and sub-standard living conditions that Travellers continue to experience in Ireland today.
From its very early days Pavee Point has lobbied and campaigned for Irish Travellers to be recognised as a minority ethnic group. We see this as a key element if Travellers are to attain their human rights and improved living conditions. We give you 4 reasons why.