Jim and Gail have lived in the same social housing property for the last 19 years, with their three sons. Jim has MS and, after waiting to be rehoused for seven years, the housing authority built an extension. Now that two of their sons have left home, they are subject to bedroom tax and need either to move or pay the shortfall in rent. Jim says, “For seven years they couldn’t find us proper accommodation. How are they going to find it now?” They cannot keep up with the extra rent. Jim says, “We’re living on the breadline at the minute. My son goes to tech, and the benefit he was getting has been stopped, so we’re trying to give him more money. You hear pensioners saying heat or eat – it’s basically coming down that way with us.”

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