Including missing voices – listening to Disabled people in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Shaping Our Lives are working in partnership with the University of Worcester to research access to services for Disabled people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities

This research is designed to listen to the missing voices of Disabled people who live in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities, and to explore whether that voice could be heard in key policy forums, including having a presence in Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs).

The research is predominantly disabled people-led and the steering group involves members from the GRT communities.

The aim of the research is to discover what the culture and approaches are from the Disabled Persons’ Groups and the respective Gypsy, Roma, Traveller Communities towards disability and the extent to which there might be mutual benefit in working more closely together in the interests of inclusion.

Any people interested in taking part in this research, please contact Dr. Peter Unwin at the University of Worcester by email p.unwin@worc.ac.uk or telephone: 01905 855126.