About gaba

Supporting overall co-ordination and management of the organisation and office management. Providing support to statutory and non-statutory organisations working with the Roma community through training, consultancy and capacity building support.

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* The RSG Public Appeal *

  WHY DONATE TO ROMA SUPPORT GROUP (RSG):   Amnesty International (2012) has proclaimed the Roma people are one of Europe’s largest and most disadvantaged minorities. In the UK, Roma children have the lowest school attainment. In 2010 the DfE … Continue reading

Needs assessments for troubled families

  Childrens Services Departments commission us to assess the needs of Roma families in crisis and we can often help to prevent children living in troubled families being taken into care.   Our expert assessment can help the agency to … Continue reading

2012 December – RSG takes part in “Show Racism the Red Card” event

On 10th December 2012 staff at Roma Support Group took part in a Show Racism the Red Card event at Dagenham & Redbridge FC. It is an annual event we always enjoy taking part in and is a great opportunity … Continue reading

2012 October – Newham Council launches consultation on new Information Advice and Guidance service

2nd August – 25th October 2012. In February 2012 a Newham resident brought a claim against Newham Council for its decision on 17th November 2011 to cease funding voluntary sector advice services in the borough and to replace it with … Continue reading

2013 January – Holocaust Memorial Day UK Commemorative Event

“I appreciate we have some way to go to ensure the Roma and Sinti experiences are highlighted more fully within HMD, but I feel we have taken an important step this year.” Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive Holocaust Memorial Day Trust … Continue reading

2012 July – Roma FC officially recognised

Roma FC became an officially recognised club on 26 July 2012, becamie affiliated to Essex FA and went on to compete in Ilford & District Football League.  They also won their 1st official football tournament, organised by the City of … Continue reading

2012 June – Outcome of RSGs campaign to Save Independent Advice in Newham

In February 2012 a Roma Support Group service user brought a claim against LB Newham challenging its decision to overhaul the provision of independent advice in the borough. The court case was decided on 1 June 2012. The case set … Continue reading

Call for Proposals: Civil Society Monitoring of National Roma Integration Strategies and Decade Action Plans

The Decade Secretariat announces a call for proposals for civil society coalitions to monitor the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies and Decade Action Plans.  

2011 July – Campaign to Save Independent Advice in Newham

See this news item from the RSG website from July 2011: Since 2004 Newham Council has funded the provision of independent advice services for Newham residents in the areas of housing, debt and welfare benefits. This service has been provided … Continue reading