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Health Services: Travelling People

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 September 2009, Official Report, column 2238W, on health services: Travelling people, what benefits he expects Travellers to receive as a consequence of the Friends, Families and Travellers scheme. (294910)

The Department's funding for the Friends, Families and Travellers scheme is expected to support better access to healthcare for Travellers by establishing three centres of regional excellence in the South East, East of England and South West. Working in partnership with Gypsy and Traveller communities, the national health service and other stakeholders, the centres will help develop and deliver better services for Gypsies and Travellers and enable their good practice to be spread to other regions.