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Preparation study of gypsy/traveller health needs

Jenkins, Linda M. (2010) Preparation study of gypsy/traveller health needs. Project report. Centre for Health Services Studies, Canterbury (KAR id:25149)


A health needs assessment for Gypsy and Traveller communities in Kent would ideally describe the size of traveller population, patterns of health and illness experienced, uptake of health services and the outcomes from these encounters. However, precise numbers and locations of the traveller population in Kent are not available. Although accommodation needs assessments have been carried out regarding the number of pitches and sites, there is a lack of comprehensive data because to date neither the Census nor the NHS has recorded Gypsies or Travellers as a distinct ethnic category. There is no up to date local health profile of Gypsies and Travellers or readily available data on how this community uses health services.

Item Type: Reports and Papers (Project report)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Funders: Kent County Council (
Depositing User: Linda Jenkins
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2010 13:21 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:40 UTC
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