Understanding Travellers

Here is a great short resource about where Travellers come from, how they came to be and where they are now from TravellersTimes



Ever wondered if there’s a Gypsy King or Queen? Why Gypsy and Traveller people travel? What language Romany Gypsy people speak? Then this page from Friends, Families & Travellers is for you!



Equality Act 2010

Gypsy, Roma, Travellers (GRT) experience a shockingly higher degree of discrimination prejudice and racism in their daily lives.

English Gypsies and Irish Travellers – Romany Gypsies and Irish Travellers are recognised as two distinct ethnic minority groups in law because they are recognised as members of communities with a shared history, culture and language stretching back over hundreds of years. As such they are granted the full protection of the Equality Act.

Chris McDonagh is a Campaigns Officer at Friends, Families and Travellers and also runs @TravellersAgainstRacism. Chris is an Irish Traveller and grew up travelling around the United Kingdom. Here he writes on his personal experiences of growing up within the Travelling community, both good and bad.



Report Racism is for anyone that has experienced or witnessed any type of anti-Gypsy Roma Travellerism, abuse, discrimination, harassment or violence.




Below are some useful websites where you can find out more about Travellers, their culture and the issues they face.