Roma form the largest ethnic minority in Europe with an estimated number of 10 to 12 million people, from which nearly 6 million Roma live in the EU member states. There is an estimative population of 200,000 Roma migrants (Brown, Martin and Scullion, 2013).
Various research reports identified that Roma migrants living in Britain have a long history of social disadvantage across various sectors such as: poor living conditions, reduced access to healthcare, insecure employment; labour exploitation, education, lifestyles, community cohesion, stigma, prejudice and discrimination.
The BHA aims to develop social projects that will improve the stability and quality of Romani families and community life in the UK. We aim to use a sustainable strengths-based approach focused on utilizing the assets within the Roma community as a model for social and economic inclusion. By using this approach, we recognize that all individuals have strengths, and they want to use their strengths to achieve maximum quality of life.
For further information about our work with Roma Communities, please visit our projects: