Wexford Traveller Interagency Group works to ensure that the relevant statutory agencies and state supported initiatives involved in providing the full range of services to Travellers focus on improving the integrated practical delivery of such services.
Wexford Traveller Interagency is facilitated by the Community Development Section of Wexford County Council with the support of The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. TIG members include representatives from the Traveller community and a wide variety of agencies, including; Ferns Diocesan Youth Service (FDYS), Tusla, An Garda Síochána, The Department of Social Protection, Wexford Local Development, Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board, Wexford County Council and the HSE.
Traveller Needs Analysis 2018
Wexford Traveller Interagency Group (TIG) adopted the 2018 Needs Analysis of the Traveller Community in County Wexford on the 16 November 2018. The Needs Analysis provides an analysis of Travellers living in County Wexford, and their baseline needs. The analysis was carried out by highly respected social researcher, Mr Brian Harvey, under the aegis of the TIG, with the support of Wexford County Council. TIG members, agencies and local communities played a crucial role in accessing information and building relationships with Travellers across the county. The Traveller community had a pivotal role at all stages in this piece of research, from setting of the terms of reference through to presentation of the findings. This work was funded and supported by the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform and Wexford County Council.
The information captured in relation to the Traveller Community in County Wexford will be used for service planning and future development of the WTIG in order to secure better outcomes for Travellers and improve the use of resources allocated across Government Departments for Traveller specific measures.