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Traveller Specific Accommodation

Traveller-Specific Accommodation: Practice, Design and Management

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.

Traveller-Specific Accommodation: Practice, Design and Management [PDF 1.2mb]

Traveller Accommodation in Ireland: Review of Policy and Practice (2008)

In consultation with the Traveller Accommodation Unit of the DoEHLG, we developed a proposal to evaluate current systems of management and maintenance of Traveller-specific accommodation and formulate guidelines for local authorities on achieving good practice in this area. The Centre was tasked with ‘carrying out an evaluation of the management and maintenance systems of Traveller-specific accommodation… to determine what new practices and procedures need to be adopted so that problems can be tackled in a comprehensive manner’

Traveller Accommodation in Ireland: Review of Policy and Practice (2008) [PDF 1mb]

Good Practice Guidelines: Management and Maintenance of Traveller-Specific Accommodation (2008)

Much has been achieved in recent years in the provision of quality Traveller accommodation, but there remain too many examples of situations where policy objectives are not being realised on the ground. It has been argued in this work that focusing on quality of life may be a way to move forward in the management and
maintenance of Traveller-specific accommodation.

Good Practice Guidelines: Management and Maintenance of Traveller-Specific Accommodation (2008) [PDF 1.7mb]