Supporting Gypsies and Travellers

Rooftop is a leading provider of culturally appropriate homes for the Gypsy and Traveller community, and active members of the National Policy Advisory Panel on Gypsy and Traveller Housing (NPAP), and the National Association of Gypsy Traveller Officers (NAGTO).

Supporting the community

The Gypsy and Traveller population in Worcestershire accounts for the largest single minority ethnic group within the county.

Rooftop Group Chief Executive, Boris Worrall has established the National Policy Advisory Panel on Gypsy and Traveller Housing (NPAP).

NPAP is linked to the Oak project, the aims of which are to focus on the following three themes:

  • Enabling planning for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) sites
  • Encouraging resident voice/co-production
  • Improving site management

Did you know

  • The term Gypsy is often used as a general name that includes these distinct groups of people:
  1. Gypsies (including English Gypsies, Scottish Gypsies or Travellers, Welsh Gypsies and other Romany people)
  2. Irish Travellers (who have specific Irish roots)
  3. Roma, understood to be more recent migrants from Central and Eastern Europe

The term Traveller can also encompass groups that travel. This includes, but is not limited to, New Travellers, Bargees and travelling Show people.

  • Around 300,000 Gypsies and Travellers live in the UK. Around 200,000 live in houses and 100,000 in trailers (caravans).

Read our booklet 'Pride, not Prejudice' for an insight into Gypsy and Traveller life.

Pleas also read Places We're Proud Of by Rooftop Housing Group for more information.

How Rooftop gets involved

We have been involved in a number of projects, such as undertaking the refurbishment of and extension to the caravan site at Houndsfield Lane in Wythall, delivering a new 11 pitch site at Gables Close in Solihull, and also managing seven additional pitches at Gables Close on behalf of Solihull Council. We currently manage 41 pitches across two sites.

We are currently working in partnership with Coventry City Council to deliver a new site.

We also provide advice and guidance for other organisations that wish to deliver their own affordable housing for Gypsies and Travellers.

Rooftop are active members of National Policy Advisory Panel on Gypsy and Traveller Housing (NPAP), and the National Association of Gypsy Traveller Officers (NAGTO).

Our Sites

Our sites at Houndsfield Lane and Gables Close provide 41 plots for Gypsy and Traveller families.

For more information on these sites please contact us by emailing: or if you are interested in applying for a pitch please fill out our pitch application form.

Gables Close

Gypsy and Traveller site, Solihull

Houndsfield Lane

Gypsy and Traveller site, Near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Apply for a Pitch

It is important that you provide accurate information and answer all questions. If you provide and false information, your application will be void.

Should you need any help in completing this form, please contact the Neighbourhood Officer on 0800 0421 800

What Rooftop means to me

"I'm very happy with the contractors that do my repairs. They have always been so polite, and they get the job done. I’ve found they come out quickly too."

Mrs Anonymous


Subscribe to our newsletter
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
By subscribing you agree to with our Privacy Policy and provide consent to receive updates from our company.