Publication - Research and analysis

Gypsy/Travellers - accommodation needs: evidence review

Published: 23 Oct 2020
Directorate:
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:
Equality and rights, Housing
ISBN:
9781800040588

Overview of the evidence about the accommodation needs of Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland, drawing on both academic and grey literature. It discusses current provision, accommodation needs and aspirations, and identifies key areas which could be explored through further research.

Gypsy/Travellers - accommodation needs: evidence review
1. Introduction

1. Introduction

This report provides a review of literature on the accommodation needs and experiences of Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland. The report forms part of a larger review of literature on the accommodation needs of minority ethnic groups as part of the housing research actions outlined in the Race Equality Action Plan 2017-2021[1]. A number of research questions have been developed to inform this report, which can be found in Annex 1.

The report begins with a brief note on terminology. It then assesses the evidence base, drawing on both academic and grey[2] literature sources, and discusses the evidence in five sections:

  • Background – Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland
  • Current provision
  • Key accommodation issues
  • Accommodation needs and aspirations
  • Examples of housing approaches

The report concludes by presenting key findings from the review, and discusses further research possibilities.


Contact

Email: socialresearch@gov.scot