Kushti Bok means good luck in Romany. We chose the name to reflect our objectives to support and encourage people within our communities to overcome discrimination, isolation and stigma.
We are a group representing both Gypsy and New Traveller communities which, together, form the largest single minority group in Dorset. Some of our families have been established in Dorset for over 500 years.
We aim to act as a link between our communities and a range of local and national agencies.
We work with many organisations to raise awareness of the needs of our communities and to overcome discrimination and barriers.
An important part of our identity has been to provide education to Gypsies and Travellers, who may have missed out on it through prejudice. Achieving qualifications can help create or improve existing businesses.