John and Natalie live in rented accommodation in a rural area, with their two young children. John used to have a full-time job but was made redundant. Keen to work, he took a part-time job in the retail sector, but his job is in the next valley and public transport is very poor, so he needs to use his car to get to work. His employer wants him to work four days of four hours each, rather than working longer shifts, so he spends a significant proportion of what he earns just on petrol. The couple struggle to get by and in really difficult times have missed meals so they can feed their children.