Gypsy/Travellers and care



At an awareness-raising afternoon with Gypsy/Travellers, the Committee heard that Gypsy/Travellers with caring responsibilities faced many difficulties. We then held evidence sessions on Gypsy/Travellers and care and sponsored an event in the Parliament, hosted by MECOPP, about working with Gypsy/Traveller carers.

We launched a separate inquiry into where Gypsy/Travellers live and carried out visits to Gypsy/Traveller sites in late 2012. We took oral evidence between December 2012 and February 2013 and held an external meeting at Clinterty Travelling Person's site in February 2013.


March to June 2012


From March to June we heard from third-sector organisations, Gypsy/Travellers with experience of care, health and social care workers and the Minister for Public Health.

Evidence received


The Committee publlished its report on 24 September 2012— 

3rd Report, 2012 (Session 4): Gypsy/Travellers and Care

The Committee received the Scottish Government’s response on 29 January 2013—

26 February 2013


On 5 September 2013, the Parliament debated the Committee's report— 

Official Report: Equal Opportunities Committee debate

Additional Information



Contact: for further information on the work of the Committee you can contact the Clerks on 0131 348 5213 or by email at [email protected]



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