COVID-19: Any specific information relating to Pembrokeshire will be updated at www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

Gypsy Traveller Sites

Covid-19 Information for Gypsy Traveller Communities

The Covid 19 crisis affects us all

In the Gypsy and Traveller community:

  • Many people have health problems
  • It’s hard to self isolate in trailers and mobile homes
  • Some families don’t have facilities and services

Here is some help and advice

  • Try to keep away from family not living on your slab.
  • If a Gypsy Traveller is passing through Pembrokeshire, they can stop in a safe place. Phone 01437 764551.
  • If a Gypsy Traveller is staying on a caravan site, which is closing, Welsh Government say they can stay put for now.
  • If you’ve had a shielding letter you may be able to have free food parcels, phone the community hub for help.
  • Free school meal grants have been sent to people who need them.
  • Schools have given children work to do at home, and will support you.
  • If you can’t pay your rent, please let us know.

 

Help and Advice for the Gypsy Traveller Community

Support for Gypsy and Traveller Communities

Haverfordwest area

Kilgetty area

Milford Haven area

Pembroke Area

Fire Safety at Home

 

Useful Contacts

Rent & Housing Benefit - Pembrokeshire County Council - 01437 764551

Perry Bowen, Gypsy Traveller PCC Sites Officer

Phone 01437 764551 or email GypsyTravellerSites@Pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

Pembrokeshire Community Hub

Phone 01437 776301 or email communitycovid19@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

Pembrokeshire Care Society, email pcs@pembrokeshirecaresociety.org.uk

Phone 01437 765335 or freephone0800 783 5001

 

Denise Barry Travelling Ahead, email Denise.Barry@tgpcymru.org.uk

Freephone 0808 802 0025 or phone 07788412760 / 01633 509544

 

Claire Arnold, Team Leader for Gypsy Traveller (Education) Services

Phone 07952731608 or email ArnoldC31@hwbcymru.net 

 

Citizens Advice Bureau  01437 806070 (from 10-2pm)

 

Useful Information Websites

Pembrokeshire County Council 

Welsh Government 

National Government 

Travelling Ahead 

Pembrokeshire Care Society 

Travellers Times (videos) 

NHS (online GP/prescriptions) 

NHS Direct 

Mental Health 

Domestic Abuse  Freephone 0808 80 10 800

Universal Credit  

Ofgem (utility bills) 

Small business support 

 

Facebook pages

Pembrokeshire County Council         

Pembrokeshire County Council Housing Services 

Travelling Ahead West Wales

Dyfed Powys Police 

Mid and West Wales Fire Brigade   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ID: 6375, revised 30/04/2020