This training will be facilitated by Shaynie Larwood, Lead Nurse, Traveller Health Team

Aim and Learning Outcomes

Gypsy Traveller families in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are more likely to experience poor physical and mental health outcomes, have higher rates of child mortality, and significantly poorer education outcomes. This 2 hour, Microsoft Teams based course aims to support practitioners to work sensitively with Gypsy/Traveller families. We will discuss cultural context within the Gypsy Traveller community, review health and social care disparities affecting Gypsy Traveller families, and offer practitioners greater insight into the lived experience of Gypsy Traveller families.

Target Audience

This course is intended for practitioners in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who work with Children, Adults, their families and/or their carers. Participants will be encouraged to interact and contribute to the discussion.

Please come to the session prepared for a productive discussion, please be alert to media representations of Gypsy Traveller communities, and listen to how people around you discuss people of Gypsy Traveller ethnicity.

Please feel free to submit questions in advance to There will also be time within the session to ask questions.

This course is FREE to all Cambridgeshire and Peterborough practitioners who work with Adults, Children, young people and their families