Ruth works in a food bank and says, “I saw one guy recently who won custody when his son was about four or five, and gave up work to look after him. His son is now grown up, and has just joined the army, and this man is finding it hard to get work. Then he was hit by the bedroom tax. By the time he has paid for rent and utilities, he has no money left. He’s been told he has to move to a one-bedroom house, but when his son comes back on leave, he wants to stay with his dad, obviously. I just think, this young lad’s gone off to serve his country, and he’s being penalised for it. His father now volunteers in our warehouse, and his main reason for doing that is so he doesn’t have to put gas and electricity on at home during the day.”