Kirsty is a single parent of two sons with autism. She says, “It is really hard to get by and it is getting worse. I go without so that my children have what they need. My shoes have holes in them. We go without heating about once a week because of the cost. Money worries have a negative impact on my sons, because they are in tune with how I am feeling.” One of her sons attends a respite centre, which is 30 miles away. The local authority provided transport, but now the cuts have ended that, and Kirsty has to fund it from an already stretched budget. She says, “I’m worried and confused about changes to benefits. It seems to have got harder and harder to get financial support and I worry. What chance is there for my boys?”