Former postal worker, Stephanie raised a son and daughter in her three-bedroom council house. After her children moved out, she was living there alone and, with the introduction of bedroom tax, needed to find an extra £20 per week in rent. She was already struggling to find enough money for food. On the day before she died, she told her doctor that she felt she was being pushed into choosing whether to move, or to stay and face the prospect of paying extra. Stephanie said she felt under pressure to make a quick decision. She left a note for her family saying, “Don’t blame yourself for me ending my life. The only people to blame are the government.” She died of multiple injuries after stepping into a motorway.