a1 Salford Housing and Urban Studies Unit, University of Salford E-Mail: email@example.com
a2 Salford Housing and Urban Studies Unit, University of Salford E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
a3 Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Birmingham E-mail: P.M.Niner@bham.ac.uk
Historically, Travelling Showpeople have sought to distance themselves from the wider Gypsy and Traveller population, on the basis of their unique occupation and travelling patterns, but also based on a discourse around self sufficiency. This article explores how this distinction has been influenced by, and has influenced, policy developments relating to accommodation. It focuses on how this distinction has created a degree of exclusion in terms of accommodation needs, and how this impacts on the position of contemporary Travelling Showpeople, particularly in a time of changing travelling and employment patterns.