A single parent, Melissa was hit with a £50-a-week charge because she shares a three-bedroomed house with her six-year old son. For months, she tried to move, but no smaller properties were available. She ran into debt and died after an overdose. She left a note, which said “I just couldn’t take it anymore. And I thought at least if I was gone my mum could look after Ryan. I have been looking for houses, but they were saying there were none.”

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