Following a road accident, Linda’s eight-year old daughter Jayde needs to use a wheelchair. The council adapted the family home, installing a lift, hoist and bathroom aids. Now, under bedroom tax rules, the family’s additional bedroom, which is used by respite carers, is counted as a spare room and the family must make up a £50 per month shortfall. Finding a smaller house with the necessary adaptations is very unlikely. They have been turned down for a discretionary housing payment. Having left paid work to become a full-time carer for Jayde, Linda cannot afford the loss of income. She says, “They’re basically telling me I should give all the care myself, but that’s just impossible.”