Ann has been in near-constant pain since she broke her back 40 years ago. She and her husband Kevin were allocated a two-bedroom house three years ago because of its accessibility. Because her pain levels are so high, they need separate bedrooms, but the bedroom tax deems them to have a spare room and so they must make up the shortfall in rent. Kevin says, “Ann’s pain level can be so high that, by me being in the same bed, the pain I cause her is excruciating. I am not here to hurt my wife – I am here to care for her. The government needs to walk in my shoes for a couple of weeks and see just how much anguish they have caused.” The couple took the decision to tribunal and won, but the DWP is appealing against the decision.