Nearly three months ago, Sophie became ill and lost her job working in a call centre, which meant she fell behind on her rent and had to move out of her room. She has been placed, with her sister Melissa, who works as a carer, in temporary hotel accommodation. Both sisters have diabetes and, since they cannot cook in their room because of health and safety regulations, are having to spend all their money on eating out. They need more permanent accommodation so that they can cook for themselves and maintain a stable blood sugar level. Melissa says, “We just don’t know if we’re coming or going. We feel stuck and we feel very, very isolated. We’re not bad people, we just need somewhere stable and secure.”