The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are pleased to welcome participants on 27th February 2018, to a training day offering ‘an insider’s guide to effectively working with Romani and Traveller communities'.
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is unique - a Gypsy, Roma & Traveller led organisation that develops the community it serves the communities from the inside-out. We provide a deeper insights into working with Romani and Traveller communities, in ways that are intended to enhance, improve and support delivery of services by your organisation, in ways no other training can.
Who should attend this training?
This course is essential for anyone interested in ensuring that their services are inclusive and accessible for the Romani and Traveller communities. It would be particularly useful for those who work in planning, housing and accommodation, equality, health, education, social services and the early years.
Why should you attend this training?
It will support you to:
• Ensure effective engagement with the Romani andTraveller communities in your local area, whilst improving your knowledge of the complex cultural and historical issues that impact upon the relationships you wish to build, to improve service delivery;
• Be understanding and informed in your interactions with people from the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities
• Be better able to assess the service needs that address the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities in Wales
• To increase awareness about the cultural, ethnic and historical diversity in Wales;
• To address the issues, obstacles faced by and the needs of Romani and Travellers in Wales;
• To encourage innovation and improvement in the delivery of services and provision to Romani and Traveller communities, and
• To build trust and cooperation between Romani and Traveller communities and local authority and other sector service providers.
• To achieve a broader and more comprehensive understanding of the needs of GRT communities, from a local authority perspective;
• To develop a level of knowledge that will enhance and inform local authority officers’ interactions with individuals and groups from the GRT communities in their areas and localities;
• To introduce knowledge regarding the important differences between Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities and their cultures, languages and origins, insofar as is useful to participants in the training, with the aim of inspiring best practice and improving service delivery;
• To introduce to participants examples of community members who are role models and who can challenge the prevailing stereotypes of Gypsies and Travellers or the negative images of Roma, present in media and popular press.
By the end the session participants will have:
• Increased their knowledge of the culture, traditions and history of the Romani and Traveller communities (this includes a timeline of key historical events and legislation);
• Developed an understanding of diversity within the Romani and Traveller communities (including addressing the questions of who are Gypsies, Roma and Travellers?);
• Increased their awareness regarding the obstacles, prejudice and discrimination faced by Romani and Traveller communities in Wales more widely across the UK and across Europe;
• Identified obstacles to access and attitudinal issues or barriers in accessing education, health, employment, accommodation, justice and other public services, that inhibit the delivery of quality provision to Romania and Traveller people communities;
• Improved participants’ understandings of how to engage effectively with the Romani and Traveller communities and what they can do to prevent exclusion and ensure inclusion in the delivery of their services;
• Developed an approach that will put their learning into practice, in the workplace;
• Established a baseline of knowledge and support that can be accessed to assist other staff, officers and co-workers.
There will only be 50 places available so please book early to avoid disappointment. The cost for the day (to include light refreshments & lunch) is £145 per participant, if you book before the Wednesday 31st January and £160 per participant if you book between Thursday 1st February and Monday 26th February 2018.
Places will only be secured with a confirmed payment.
The venue will be in Bangor, North Wales at The Management Centre, Bangor Business School, College Road, Bangor LL57 2DG (Room D0:08) on Tuesday 27th February 2018.
The day will start at 09:30 and finish at 16:30, with refreshments included for the workshop participants.
Please email for a booking form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you,
Kushti Bok; be well
Good luck and good health
The Romani Cultural and Arts Company
13a Cathedral Road
Tel: 02920 786 439
Visit our website at: www.romaniarts.co.uk
The Romani Cultural and Arts Company was formed in September 2009 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (No. 07005660) and is a registered charity (No.1138150). Working through the arts the Company raises funds to take community development and educational projects onto Gypsy, Roma and Traveller sites and into Gorjer and ‘country-folk’ communities across Wales.
We are a Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community development organisation at heart. We are led by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, we are about Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, we are for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. We believe that the community can be developed to become fully accepted participants in mainstream society while still retaining their distinct culture and heritage.
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