Paloma is a single mother with two pre-school children. The benefits cap means her monthly income will be cut by £180, making it impossible for her to manage payments on her flat. Moving from the area where she grew up means losing a support network of family and friends. Her three-year old has delayed speech development and is receiving help at a specialist centre nearby. A former receptionist at a law firm, Paloma hopes to return to work when the children start school and says the further away she is, the more difficult this will become. She says, “I cried when I heard about the benefits changes. I have no idea what I’m going to do.” In order to move, she will have to save enough money to put down a deposit on a new flat.