Gypsies and Travellers are a part of the wider community and live by the same rules as everyone else. They pay taxes, rent and utilities. They work as teachers, probation officers, police officers, nursery managers, community workers, shop workers and run businesses but due to discrimination many choose to keep their ethnic identity a secret. With reduced discrimination and increased access to mainstream services like health and education it will become more common to meet Gypsies and Travellers.