Ross is in intense and constant pain because of a large tumour on his lower arm. Having worked all his life, as a mechanical engineer, IT specialist and bus driver, when he found himself needing to claim benefits, he became disgusted at how claimants are treated by most people. He says, “No matter what you are claiming or why, you are deemed, and treated as, a scrounging fraud until you prove otherwise. The look of disgust and judgement as you hand over a Healthy Start voucher for milk and veg at the supermarket. Or when you meet someone new and receive ‘and what do you do for a living?’ and you watch the expression on their face when you say you are not working. I have had enough. I am not a scrounger.”