Housing Association celebrates history month with it’s Rosemeadow site residents

8 July 2024
Residents of Rosemeadow View Site, Bristol

This Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month, Elim celebrated with the residents at our Rosemeadow View site, Bristol, taking the time to explore what family means to our Gypsy and Traveller communities.

"Family means all coming together and enjoying each other’s company, having your own smaller community within your community and having everyone chip in and staying with each other during hard times," said Katie, a resident.

Residents of Rosemeadow View Site, Bristol

The day was filled with laughter as families joined together to take part in traditional fairground games, face painting, craft activities and the sharing of food. Residents were asked to share what family means to them and many took the opportunity to share and celebrate their rich family histories and experiences.

"Me and my husband are head of our family we have been married for 37 years, we hold together our family of 4 children and 16 grandchildren,” said Jane, a resident.

To ensure all residents across our Gypsy and Traveller sites had the opportunity to take part, Elim held multiple mini events across our other sites enabling everyone to get involved and come together to mark the occasion. 

"This community is my family, I couldn't live anywhere else,” said Amelia, a resident.

Residents of Rosemeadow View Site, Bristol

Elim is proud to be one of the largest providers of Gypsy and Traveller sites in the UK. We recognise the importance of the specialist services we offer and maintain a firm commitment to growing this aspect of our organisation in size and geographically. This will be achieved through new management or support service contracts and facilitated through joint working and formal collaboration with new and existing partners and commissioners.

To find out more about the services Elim offer or to find out about our pitch waiting lists, please call us on 01454 411172. Alternatively, you can email us at info@elimhousing.co.uk

Elim press release/TT News

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