The University of Birmingham co-ordinated two workshops to assess the perceptions of progress from recent Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessments (GTAA). These workshops were supported by BSHF and highlighted the opinions of both ‘contractors’ and a variety of ‘users’. This report highlights the broad themes that emerged from these workshops and the lessons that can be leaned from the GTAA process.
The main themes that emerged were that:
- GTAAs are a new and valuable source of information.
- Overall perceptions of the GTAAs varied between ‘contractors’ and ‘users’.
- The involvement of Gypsy and Traveller communities is crucial.
- GTAAs are part of an ongoing process.
- There is a need for more guidance on the GTAA process.