A report by the Traveller Movement, commissioned by the National Inclusion Health Board, looking at how the living conditions of Gypsies and Travellers lead to poor health.
The report found that:
- two-thirds of Gypsies and Travellers reported their health as bad, very bad or poor
- the living conditions of Gypsies and Travellers significantly contributes to their physical and mental health
- the poor health of Gypsies and Travellers is made worse by their living environment, accommodation insecurity and community discrimination
- there needs to be closer partnership working across health and other interests to address these issues