Co-producing cultural competency

Gypsy Travellers experience denial of identity, forced assimilation, racial harassment, daily discrimination, a lack of understanding and respect for cultural difference – all on a regular basis. They also experience poorer life outcomes than the settled community, with poverty clearly related to discrimination experienced.  (Iriss Insight 35, 2017).

Co-production has great potential for amplifying the voices of easily ignored groups. This event we will explore the potential of co-production methodology for the development of cultural competency for social workers engaging with Scottish Gypsy Travellers and Romani communities in Scotland.

Join us for a day of discussion and talks exploring how co-production can equip social services with the cultural competency they need when working with Gypsy Traveller and Roma communities.