Jessica has a son with brain damage and autism, with occasional violent behaviour, who is expected, under bedroom tax, to share a bedroom with his siblings. Jessica, who is ill, has been assessed as fit for work and says the only way to manage the loss of income is for her to go without food. She says, “Sometimes I go to the bathroom and sob because I can’t make my children’s lives any better.” She wishes people were slower to judge and assume anyone on benefits must be a slacker, saying, “We don’t lie around. Try supporting a family when you can’t afford to buy a bottle of Calpol or when you have to make a nappy out of a towel, carrier bag and Sellotape.”