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

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

2010 Winter – The Big Issue for Roma: Exclusion or Engagement?

The Roma Support Group organised a conference, “The Big Issue for Roma: Exclusion or Engagement?” at the Old Town Hall, Stratford. RSG clients themselves helped organise the conference and gave presentations.

2010 September – Roma refugees & migrants in London perform for the Pope

See this press release from September 2010:   Roma Refugees & Migrants in London perform for the Pope   Romani Rad, a group of Roma refugee musicians and dancers managed by the Roma Support Group, were invited to take part … Continue reading

2010 July – RSG’s service users vs. London Councils Judicial Review Case

In July 2010, the London Councils announced that, due to funding cuts, they are planning to terminate some of the funded projects, including the Roma Education Support Project. The Roma Support Group’s service users decided to challenge this decision in … Continue reading

2009 Summer – Young Roma Awareness Seminar

Organising Young Roma Awareness Seminar, models of good practice shared with over 100 professionals, launching of the Mentoring Project’s evaluation report.

2008 Autumn – 10th anniversary of the Roma Support Group

We organised the event and exhibition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Roma Support Group.

2008 Summer – First national Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month

RSG helped to organise the first national celebration of the Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month in London and Leeds. There is some footage of the event and interviews with those taking part in this extract from the DVD “Coming and … Continue reading

2007 Autumn – First London Roma Talent Show

The First London Roma Talent Show was organised by young Roma people and took place in November 2007 at the prestigious performing arts centre, Stratford Circus. The event was supported with additional funding from John Laing and the Prince’s Trust. … Continue reading

2006 Winter – RSG take part in “Belonging: Voices of London’s Refugees” at the Museum of London

The Roma Support Group participated in the Refugee Communities History Project and exhibition, “Belonging: Voices of London’s Refugees” at the Museum of London. The Culture 24 website has more information about the exhibition and there is a review on Mary … Continue reading