Council commit to improving the lives of Gypsy/Travellers in South Ayrshire

 20 January 2021  |  


Council commit to improving the lives of Gypsy/Travellers in South Ayrshire

Council commit to improving the lives of Gypsy/Travellers in South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire Council is committed to reducing poverty and disadvantage and to making South Ayrshire a better place to live for our residents. Today Council approved a motion from Councillor Julie Dettbarn, seconded by Councillor Philip Saxton, to improve the lives of Gypsy/Travellers in South Ayrshire.

To make this happen, we will work to improve experiences and outcomes for Gypsy/Travellers across five key areas which include providing better accommodation; improving access to public services; improving incomes in and out of work; tackling racism and discrimination; and improving Gypsy/Traveller representation.

Councillor Julie Dettbarn, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Adult, Health and Social Care said: "I am delighted that the motion has been accepted by South Ayrshire Council and that we are taking action to dispel the longstanding inequalities and discrimination faced by the Gypsy/Traveller communities across Scotland."

Councillor Philip Saxton, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Wellbeing said: "We want to ensure South Ayrshire is a better place to live for everyone, and this motion will allow us to help make a difference to our Gypsy/Traveller communities."