Rebecca, aged 22, has narrowly escaped eviction from a hostel. She tries to eat on less than £20 per month and has recently turned to a food bank for help. She travels two to three hours each way by bus to work weekend shifts for a retailer, but only earns £56 per week, supplemented by £2.57 in Jobseeker’s Allowance. She says, “I’ve been applying for jobs constantly, but I’ve never been able to get a full-time job. I love working where I am, both the customers coming into the store and my colleagues. It’s not work’s fault they don’t have enough hours. I really enjoy my work, but I hate people thinking I’m not trying hard enough.”