County Durham Gypsy, Roma, Traveller Housing

We provide support to clients in unofficial encampments and permanent housing

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller housing support

Our  Gypsy, Roma and Traveller support (GRT) project provides housing related support to all main sites within County Durham as well as engaging with those travelers who have settled or wish to move into mainstream housing and accommodation.

This is the only service of its kind in the North East and during a recent review the service was recognised for taking an holistic approach and supporting people to better manage a range of issues,  including:

  • Improving Health and wellbeing
  • Maximising benefits
  • Managing legal issues, planning permission requirements, Grant applications etc
  • Improving budgeting skills and reducing debt
  • Improving literacy and numeracy skills
  • Access education and employment
  • Manage substance misuse issues
  • Improving parenting skills
  • Access support in relation to domestic violence