Anna lives with her partner Mike and their children. Mike works full-time at an electronics company, whilst Anna looks after the children. She says, “They’ve been laying people off at Mike’s work at the minute, so he’s constantly terrified that he’s going to lose his job. He brings home between £1000 and £1100 per month. It’s alright, but not great when you consider that our rent is £800 per month. It doesn’t go very far at all. We get help with Tax Credits, but it’s getting harder and harder to pay the bills every month and not charge things on the credit cards. The bills are going up and the money isn’t.”