Members of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities expect to live between 10 and 25 years shorter than the wider population and to spend less years of their lives in good health. Chronic exclusion across the wider social determinants of health put Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities at greater risk of poor health, but the way that the health and social care system has been designed can often make it harder for members of these communities to access the support, care and treatment they need.
In Norwich there are two official residential traveller sites:
- Mile Cross
- Costessey – Roundwell
Norfolk has three other official traveller sites:
- Gapton Hall, Great Yarmouth (transit site)
- Splashes, Swaffham (residential site)
- Saddlebow, King’s Lynn (residential site).
- Norfolk County Council provides the travellers’ sites and the liaison officer, based at County Hall in Norwich, is responsible for all issues relating to travellers and local communities in the whole county.
- Contact details: Visit the Norfolk County Council website or call the travellers’ liaison officer on 01603 222473.