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In 2004, the now former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Trevor Phillips, drew comparison between the racism towards Gypsies and Travellers in the UK to that of the racism towards black people living in the south of America during the 1950s.
MCT is a charity that serves Traveller communities in the South of England and the South of Wales. We currently serve 45 communities through programmes targeted around pastoral care, mental health, advocacy, health, social wellbeing and education. Due to social exclusion, many Travellers find it hard to access support in these areas via conventional means.
MCT was founded in 2015 after a recognition that there was a need for an organisation that served Travellers at a grassroots level, focusing directly on the expressed needs and experiences of the communities. Our team brings with them longstanding experience of and trust with communities, meaning we are uniquely placed to make an impact. We develop our programmes alongside and with the support of communities themselves.
We are named after St. Margaret Clitherow, who gave her life in the service of the persecuted and the marginalised.
Please take a look through the pages of our website to find out more about why we do, why we do it and how you can help.
If you would like to know more then please get in touch. We would be glad to hear from you.