Policy and Legislation

Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessments: Guidance

Reference and Link
Oct 07

This guidance aims to provide advice on carrying out an assessment of the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers. 

It sets out:

  • why the Accommodation Needs Assessment has to be done
  • what it should produce
  • whom it should survey
  • key differences between the Gypsy and Traveller community and others, and the practical implications of these differences
  • how 'accommodation need' for Gypsies and Travellers differs from that for the settled community
  • timescales for carrying out and updating the assessment