Seven years ago, Simon had a motorbike accident leading to head and spinal injuries. His partner Eleanor left her job as a teaching assistant to care for him. His local council adapted his home, providing two rooms, one of which contains his bed, with a narrow space for his wheelchair, and the other of which stores his clothes and equipment. Now, the bedroom tax means they lose £60 each month for a room that isn’t spare. Eleanor says, “We can hardly find money for gas and electric and food. We both worked right from leaving school. You just think, why did we bother paying into the system all those years?”