Gypsies & travellers
We do all we can to support and assist Gypsy and Traveller communities.
We own one Gypsy and Traveller site in Bynea, Llanelli, where we are responsible for all estate management and allocations. We have two Gypsy and Traveller Support Officers who work on site to support Gypsies and Travellers, both on and off site.
We have worked very closely with the Gypsy and Traveller community to develop a strategy with four key aims:
- Improve our Gypsy and Traveller site
- Improve mutual understanding and trust between Gypsy and Traveller communities and the settled communities
- Deal with unauthorised encampments fairly, through implementing joint procedures and partnership working with the police and other agencies
- Ensure fair access to services including health and education
Our Gypsy and Traveller support service is provided to anyone from a Gypsy and Traveller background. We also support Gypsies and Travellers who live in other types of housing and are in need of housing related support.
The service is available Monday to Friday. We can come and see you in your own home or you can arrange to meet us.
We ask all Gypsies and Travellers passing through Carmarthenshire and planning to stay temporarily to contact us in advance so that we can support you.