Heather runs a project to challenge discrimination and racism against the Travelling Community.
Heather avails of the Equal Status Act to build a set of test cases and precedent that would be of relevance to other groups throughout the country.
Heather who is from Bangor, Co Down, worked as an volunteer in the Night Shelter with the Belfast Simon Community and then went on to volunteer in Nairobi in Kenya, as a co-ordinator a of a Crafts Scheme for generating income in shanty towns.
In 1982 she received a Churchill Fellowship grant to go to India and was based in a ‘School for the Deaf’. Heather also worked as part of a liaison team at St Joseph’s Travellers’ Training Centre.