Kenneth has sleep apnoea and has a machine beside his bed to keep him breathing at night. He also has diabetes, chronic migraines and has had two heart attacks. Because he sees to the needs of his 76-year old mother, he has been assessed as fit for work. Kenneth says, “She’s up six to seven times a night and there is nobody else there to help but me. I was told by the DWP that my caring role doesn’t come into it. But they’re saying, if he’s fit enough to look after his mum, he’s fit enough to work. I’m not fit enough to work and mum isn’t fit enough to be left, so I’m damned if I do and I’m damned if I don’t.” Kenneth is appealing against the decision, but has received no benefits for two months and fears for his own and his mother’s health.