In 2021 the Traveller Movement (TM) undertook research into how Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people were engaging with sector specific and mainstream youth organisations. This Roads to Success report was made public in February 2022 – you can find the report here. Building on this research and responding to the recommendations made, the Traveller Movement has been commissioned by Youth Future Foundations to deliver a 2-year follow up programme (Reaching Out) to specifically reach out to, and encourage partnership work across UK, to firm up the infrastructure that helps support and develop pathways into employment, education and training for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people.

Introduction to the event

As part of the Reaching Out programme, the Traveller Movement are delivering a series of Connected Community events, bringing together secondary school leaders, careers teachers, careers leaders, youth services, employers and other agencies working with the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, to help shape appropriate and meaningful pathways into employment, education and training for young people from the communities.

This event, supported by Essex County Council and Anglia Ruskin University, is the fifth of a series of 6 Connected Communities events across the UK and is targeted specifically at developing pathways into Further and Higher Education and Self-Employment. At the event you will have the opportunity to share your experiences of working with young people and agree how best we can deliver the on those Road to Success recommendations. You will hear from members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities as well Anglia Ruskin University, NHS and Essex County Council.

The event will be from

12:30 – 16:30, with a formal programme of inspirational speakers, workshops and officers showcasing best practice from across Essex.

Tickets are free and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

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