Travellers Support

The Health Training Coordinator provides a unique and supportive role to Travellers in partnership with the Traveller Support Groups and staff.  This includes:

  • encouraging their continued learning through a range of activities
  • enhancing their employment prospects
  • signposting to local services and health improvement initiatives
  • encouraging behaviour change to improve their individual health and wellbeing and that of their family and wider community.
Contacts:

Geraldine Donnelly, Health Training Coordinator Tel. 028 3756 4474 Mb. 07920796621 geraldine.donnelly@southerntrust.hscni.net


  • Traveller Action Group

    The Traveller Action Group (TAG) is a forum for a range of statutory and voluntary agencies working with the Traveller community across the Southern Trust.  Members meet regularly to pass on information regarding supports and services, ensuring that this information is shared with the community.

    The Traveller Action Group is chaired by the Assistant Director of Promoting Wellbeing, Southern Health and Social Care Trust and there is representation from:-

    • Southern Health and Social Care Trust
    • Local Traveller Support Groups
    • Early Years Toybox
    • Housing Executive
    • Intercultural Education Service
    • Public Health Agency
    • Local Council

    Traveller Action Group Final Annual Report 17/18

    Traveller Action Group Progress Report 2016/17

    Traveller Action Group Progress Report 2015/16

    If you are interested in becoming part of the Trust’s Traveller Action Group, please speak to your local Traveller Support Worker or contact Carolyn Agnew, Head of User Involvement and Community Development, 028 3756 4469 carolyn.agnew@southerntrust.hscni.net

  • Traveller Support Groups

    Direct support and advice to Travellers in the Southern Trust area is provided through local Traveller Support Groups and staff.  This includes health and social well-being, accommodation, education, welfare rights, capacity building, training and employment.

    Contact details for Traveller Support Groups

  • Community Health Champions & Community Health Trainers

    Health and wellbeing messages shared by members of a community are typically more readily received.  So we have worked to support and train individuals as Community Health Champions to informally share relevant information based on identified needs.

    We have also trained a small number of Community Health Trainers to provide one-to-one support where individuals want to address a specific health behaviour.  Ongoing support and training is provided through the Southern Trust.

    About Community Health Champions

    Find out more from geraldine.donnelly@southerntrust.hscni.net

  • Useful Resources
    • Dying 15 years early – What can Traveller men and relevant agencies do?
    • Dying 15 years early – What can Traveller men and relevant agencies do?