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LONDON GYPSIES AND TRAVELLERS

London Gypsies and Travellers (LG&T) supports Gypsies and Travellers across London through campaigning, advice work, community
development and youth work, skills training, including literacy, IT and policy work at national and London-wide levels.
AIMS FOR THE LSF PROJECT
To move from fire-fighting into a more sustainable position in terms of delivering effective work with incoming and reducing resources
To strengthen their core vision and improve internal systems.
To develop a meaningful communications strategy, in partnership with their service users.

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT SUCCESSES We had a successful


WHAT THE ORGANISATION ACHIEVED
Restructured internally with a new focus on enabling the community to be skilled enough launch of the website at
to support itself, rather than providing direct support City Hall, and since then
A new communications strategy which includes a new website. visits to the site have
Strengthened the Board to include new members with very relevant skills.
tripled.
KEY FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THIS SUCCESS [CEO]
The advisor, who had particular and relevant expertise in challenging areas.
The communications advisor, who understood the organisations capacity and developed
processes which matched with the organisations ability to manage them into the future.
The buy-in from the community in the face of some challenging issues, such as reducing
services.
LEARNING FROM LSF
That the organisation can make changes to services and emerge stronger.
Funding which gives people a That a good communications strategy is invaluable for an organisation which does
chance to re-think what they campaigning.
That buy-in from the community on images used for communications makes the images
need to do to remain
more valuable.
sustainable was invaluable.
[Advisor and staff]