Do you need professional advice?

Do you need quality, professional advice? Although the drop-in advice sessions at STAG have now stopped, Blackfriars Advice Centre is still providing a service for Travellers in the area and STAG are More »

Driving Theory Test

Passing your driving theory can be tough. If you are a Southwark resident, there is free driving theory test practice available. All you need is to have a library number. Follow the More »

Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month

Should all schools celebrate GRTHM in June? Yes, all schools should. No, but schools which have Traveller, Gypsy and Roma students should. No, no schools should. If you would like to find More »

Applying for Schools in Southwark

For the most accurate up-to-date information on applying to school in Southwark it is best to use Southwark Council’s website or call 0207 525 5337. All school applications have to be done More »

CSCS Cards

What is a CSCS Card? The CSCS Card is used by the construction industry to make sure that all workers have enough Health and Safety knowledge to work on a construction site. More »

Make Money From Your Creative Skills!

Do you make greetings cards, jewellery, prints, badges, headband, soft furnishings or anything else? Would you like to sell it in a shop? Spark is a ‘pop-up’ shop about to open in More »

Monthly Archives: February 2012

Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month

Should all schools celebrate GRTHM in June?


If you would like to find out more about Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month visit the website.

Add your comments below.

Opening Bank Accounts

Having a bank account is necessary for getting a job, online shopping and online selling. If you don’t have a bank account and you would like help acquiring one, aged 16-20 and living in Southwark, Lambeth or Lewisham, contact by e-mail or call 0207 635 5529.

Having valid I.D. is also important if you want to enter into work. If you need any help in getting I.D., please get in touch.

Do you want to design a website?

If you want to advertise your family’s business, sell your own fashion designs or keep everybody updated on boxing news, designing a website could be for you.

In the good old days Travellers could find customers by knocking door-to-door and offering services. Times have changed and many people will not do business on their doorstep anymore. A website is a great way of advertising your business for free. All the most successful businesses have a website, so shouldn’t yours?

There’s a lot of money in web design. Making a website could be the first step towards running your own business. Webdesign is not as difficult as it seems. Why not get started now?

If you would like to make a website like TravellerSite.org, contact us by e-mail or call 02076355529.

Want to get into Construction?

Are you aged 16-24 and interested in doing some training in construction?

You can get a level 1 City & Guilds Certificate in Basic Construction Skills at LifeSkills training centre in Peckham. You will be trained in bricklaying, plastering, carpentry, plumbing and painting & decorating. There is also the chance to get a CSCS card , improve ICT, Maths and English skills.

The best thing about LifeSkills is that over 75% of people who complete a LifeSkills go on to getting an apprenticeship. These apprenticeships are not advertised on websites such as apprenticeships.org.uk , they are only offered to LifeSkills participants. If you work hard and impress the trainers at LifeSkills, you could be on the fast-track to a career in construction.

Courses are free, travel expenses are paid and if you are 16-18 you can earn up to £350 pounds in bonuses.

If you are interested call us on 02076391823 or email.

Applying for Schools in Southwark

For the most accurate up-to-date information on applying to school in Southwark it is best to use Southwark Council’s website or call 0207 525 5337.

All school applications have to be done online now. Click here for Southwark School Admissions.

Need help?

If you live in Southwark and would like any help with school applications please contact us by e-mail archie@staglondon.org or call 02076355529. We will be happy to help.

CSCS Cards

What is a CSCS Card?

The CSCS Card is used by the construction industry to make sure that all workers have enough Health and Safety knowledge to work on a construction site.

There are many different types of card with different colours so that you can tell instantly how qualified everybody is on a construction site. (e.g. Black card is for managers, red card is for trainees, green card is for operatives [workers]).

Why is important to have a CSCS Card?

It is important to get a CSCS card if you want to work in the construction industry. Many companies only employ workers who have a CSCS card. It is very difficult to find work without one. All workers (plumbers, bricklayers, decorators, laboureres, plasterers, scaffolders etc.) need CSCS cards to work on well managed construction sites.

If you want to do an apprenticeship, it is a big advantage to already have a CSCS card.

How do I get a CSCS Card?

You get a CSCS card by taking a Health and Safety test. The cost of the test is £17.50. If you pass the test, you can send off for an operatives CSCS card for another £30.

Call 020 7635 5529 for more information.

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and Bullying- Have your say

Has there been more bullying of Travellers in school since My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding has been on Channel 4?

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding- Have Your Say

If you would like to watch a documentary about Travellers, check out Peckham Travellers, a DVD made by Southwark Travellers Action Group (STAG) and Southwark Travellers Education Support Service.

Does My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding show an accurate picture of the Traveller community?

School Leaving Age- Vote in our poll

Should the school leaving age be changed?


Make Money From Your Creative Skills!

Do you make greetings cards, jewellery, prints, badges, headband, soft furnishings or anything else? Would you like to sell it in a shop?

Spark is a ‘pop-up’ shop about to open in Walworth. The shop is being run by local young people who would like to showcase ‘the best of Southwark’. 

We are looking for products with a maximum selling price of £40. The group are particularly interested in products with a local/urban feel to them. All goods will be taken on a sale or return basis.

There will be lots of press interest in the project so this is a real opportunity to promote your products, if you are interested, please send a description of your work and any images or websites to onelittlespark@hotmail.co.uk or sarah@creationtrust.org no later than 29th Feb.