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Traveller-Specific Accommodation: Practice, Design and Management

Posted: Jan 01, 2008 By: Dermot Coates , Fiona Kane , Kasey Treadwell Shine Research area:  Housing For Travellers
Traveller-Specific Accommodation: Practice, Design and Management

This is the second in a series of three reports produced as part of a Traveller Accommodation Study by the Centre for Housing Research.  Traveller accommodation is a difficult area for local authorities to get right. Traveller families’ needs and preferences vary, can be difficult to clarify and if clear can be difficult to realise. Accessing appropriate sites throws up challenges; likewise the design and planning stages, construction, on-going management and maintenance, and inter-agency co-operation.  A core feature of this work has been the development and application of an indicator system to measure various aspects of Traveller accommodation provision. It is hoped that the indicator system might provide a framework on which national standards could be developed and agreed.

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