Tuesday 9 April 2013

City Council report confirms law centre most popular support organisation in Govanhill for Roma community

A report commissioned by Glasgow City Council's Development and Regeneration Service has confirmed that Govanhill Law Centre (GhLC) was the most popular support service amongst members of the Slovak and Czech Roma community in Glasgow's Southside.

GhLC is part of the Govan Law Centre Trust. The report by Peter Crkon found that awareness of advocacy and support organisations in the Govanhill area of the City was reasonably high with over 60% of respondents having used local agencies at least occasionally, and 42% using them regularly. Awareness amongst those surveyed by the council was as follows:
  • 66% - Govanhill Law Centre
  • 59% - Crossroads
  • 9% - Glasgow Regeneration Agency
  • 6% - Daisy Street Neighbourhood Centre
  • 2% - social work, health visitors and interpreters
The report was tasked with examining the economic performance and human capital levels of Slovak and Czech Romani migrants who lived in the neighbourhood of Govanhill, Glasgow. The report looked at a number of factors including education levels, English language skills, length of residence, employment and labour force participation: 'An Assessment of the Human Capital Levels and Economic Performance of A8 Romani Migrants in Govanhill', Peter Crkon, DRS, Glasgow City Council.

GLC's work in Govanhill is funded and supported by the Scottish Government.

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