Michelle says, “My partner and I were both working and had two sets of wages coming in. That changed practically overnight when I got breast cancer. We went from two wages down to one and it meant our family income was down by £500 a month. I wasn’t entitled to any benefits because I was only recently back to work and I only got sick pay of £74 a week for six months. It was a huge difference to make up. I had chemotherapy and it really changed my senses, so that I felt the cold much more intensely. I was out of work but the bills went up because the heating was on all the time as I was ill.”

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