Stacey lives in a three-bedroom house, with her four-year old daughter and three-year old son. Bedroom tax requires the children to share a room and classes the house as under-occupied, leaving Stacey to make up a rent shortfall of £44 per month. She says, “It might not sound like a lot but sometimes I think, ‘Shall I put some money on the heating or shall I buy some food?’ I have sometimes gone without dinner so I can feed them.” Halfway through her second year of an Open University course, she is trying to continue keeping her internet subscription. “I’m trying to better myself for me and for my kids. Without the internet, there’s no way I can do that, but I might have to get rid of it.” Downsizing means moving off the estate, away from family and to more expensive housing, and waiting lists for smaller properties are huge.