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Organisation Name Leeds GATE (Gypsy and Traveller Exchange)
Organisation address 169 Crossgreen Lane,
Leeds
LS9 0BD
Website leedsgate.co.uk
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About the organisation Gypsies and Irish Travellers are acknowledged as amongst the most excluded ethnic minorities in the UK with significantly poor life chances, health and educational outcomes. Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange was set up to highlight and tackle these inequalities particularly in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

In line with our social aim Leeds GATE has 4 key objectives that guide our work

Leeds GATE Key Objectives

  • Improving accommodation provision

  • Improving health and well-being

  • Improving education, employment and financial inclusion

  • Increasing citizenship and social inclusion


We also have an 'inward facing' object innovation and excellence.

We have identified the values which characterise our organisation and which underpin all the work we do. These values were developed through consultation with the staff team and Executive Board.

Leeds GATE Values

  • Leeds GATE belongs to Gypsies and Travellers

  • Leeds GATE is welcoming

  • Leeds GATE respects people's privacy

  • Leeds GATE believes that people should be safe

  • Leeds GATE helps people to help themselves

  • Leeds GATE is honest and open

  • Leeds GATE doesn't make promises that can't be kept

  • Leeds GATE is brave and creative

  • Leeds GATE believes that everyone is equal and can be included

Which region(s) does your organisation cover?
  • National
  • Yorkshire and Humber
What sector does your organisation work in?
  • Voluntary and Community Sector
What area(s) does your organisation work in?
  • Mental Health
  • Service user involvement
  • Facilitation
  • Support
  • Advocacy / advice
  • Children & Young People
  • Commissioning
  • Communication & PR
  • Community Care
  • Campaigning
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Equalities
  • Finance
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Human Rights
  • Local Government
  • Membership Organisation
  • Other Health
  • Public Health
  • Policy & Research
  • Social Care
  • Social Welfare
  • Transport
  • Training
  • Volunteer Management
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Family Services

Details of nominated lead contact

As set out in the NSPA's Membership Agreement, member organisations should have a nominated lead contact that has the delegated authority to represent the organisation and vote at members' meetings.

Title Miss
First Name Chloe
Last Name Tracey
Role within organisation Mental Health Advocate
Email address chloe@leedsgate.co.uk
Contact number 01132402444
As the nominated lead contact for your organisation are you happy for your contact details to be shared with other NSPA members? Yes

Details of additional contact #1

If there are colleagues within your organisation that should be included in any NSPA member communications in addition to you, as the lead contact, please provide details of their name, role and contact details. Their details will be added to the membership database.

Please note that for the purpose of any NSPA elections or other selected activities where voting/ input is limited to one representative of the organisation, the lead contact will be contacted in the first instance.

Title Mr
First Name Chloe
Last Name Tracey
Role within organisation
Email address chloe@leedsgate.co.uk
Contact number 01132402444
As a nominated contact for your organisation, are you happy for these contact details to be shared with other NSPA members? Yes

Details of additional contact #2

Title Ms
First Name Helen
Last Name Jones
Role within organisation CEO
Email address helen@leedsgate.co.uk
Contact number 01132402444
As a nominated contact for your organisation, are you happy for these contact details to be shared with other NSPA members? Yes

Details of additional contact #3

Title Mrs
First Name Ellie
Last Name Jones
Role within organisation Deputy CEO
Email address ellie@leedsgate.co.uk
Contact number 01132402444
As a nominated contact for your organisation, are you happy for these contact details to be shared with other NSPA members? Yes

Action Plan

The NSPA believes that everyone has a part to play in reducing the number of suicides and better supporting those affected by suicide. The NSPA's Action Plans are about demonstrating this; by publically sharing what work your organisation is doing to tackle issues relating to suicide, it demonstrates the broad range of actions an organisation can take - no matter how big or small - and encourages other organisations to become members themselves and take action.

The NSPA Declaration lists seven outcomes to reduce suicide and improve support for those bereaved or affected by suicide that it believes its members can work together to achieve (see "The difference we aim to make").

How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it? Leeds GATE has recognised the higher level of suicide rate in the Gypsy and Traveller community. After consultation with our members we recognised suicide is something that many people in the community are affected by, but do not feel equipped with the tools to make any changes in regards to it.

The suicide rate in the Gypsy and Traveller community is 6% higher in females and 7% higher in males (under 45).

Leeds GATE offers advocacy support around any issues regarding suicide and is working to build up partnerships with other organisations that our members would otherwise struggle to access.

Staff in Leeds GATE also aim to run Safe TALK training to members to start challenging suicide as a ‘taboo’ subject.
What are your current priorities? Our current priorities are:

  • building positive working relationships with other organisations that offer support and guidance around suicide

  • challenging suicide as a taboo subject within the Gypsy and Traveller community

  • developing and delivering a Safe TALK training programme that our members find accessible.

What challenges are you currently facing? Challenges we are currently facing include under representation of the Gypsy and Traveller community in basic health care. That our members struggle to gain access to basic health care provisions. As a result of this many of our members ‘struggle in silence’ with their mental and emotional health concerns.

Another would be taboo subjects within the community, mental health being one of them. Our members are starting the discussion round mental health, however we are struggling to engage male members, due to pressures put on men within the community.

Many thanks for taking the time to complete this membership registration form.

If you have any queries or would like to talk through any aspect of the form, please contact:

The NSPA Membership and Communications Officer, Juliette Worrall, on info@nspa.org.uk or 020 3621 5136