Invitation from the Traveller Accommodation Expert Group

In 2018 the Traveller Accommodation Expert Group was established by Minister Damien English to review the Traveller Accommodation Act 1998, and other legislation that impacts the provision and delivery of accommodation for Travellers.  The Traveller Accommodation Expert Group would like your input to the Review and is inviting you here to make a submission as part of the consultation. Please return by the 14th January 2019.
The terms of reference of this group are set out below:
·To review the effectiveness, implementation and operation of the Traveller accommodation act, 1998 with a view to examining whether it provides a robust legislative basis for meeting the current and future accommodation needs of the Traveller Community, which takes effective implementation into account in the context of the recognition of Traveller ethnicity in 2017
·To examine national and international best practice in the provision of accommodation for nomadic communities to inform the legislative basis for meeting the current and future accommodation needs of the Traveller Community
·To review other legislation that impacts on the provision and delivery of Traveller specific accommodation including transient accommodation
·Consult with all relevant stakeholders at local and national level, including Traveller representative organisations and other stakeholder groups represented on the NTACC and LTACCs.  Such consultation will include an invitation for written submissions and a series of meaningful national, regional and local workshops/focus groups
·Draft and present report and recommendations to the Minister within 6 months of commencement
 

The Traveller Accommodation Expert Group is inviting stakeholders and key groups to participate in this Review by making a written submission.  Thank you for taking the time.
Mr. David Joyce (Chair)
Dr. Conor Norton
Prof. Michelle Norris
If you have any questions, or need any help completing this submission, please contact Roslyn Molloy, roslyn.molloy@housingagency.ie or phone 01 6564100

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