50-year old Elaine has lived in the same three-bedroom housing association property for over 30 years. Originally living there with her parents, who have since died, she now has Friedreich’s Ataxia, which means she needs 24-hour assistance and an additional night carer. Under bedroom tax, one of her rooms is deemed spare. Although she received the discretionary payment for five months, it was not renewed, so her weekly income is now reduced by over £15.

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