Jo has severe motor neurone disease. She has carers who come in overnight and she sleeps in a hospital-style bed with a hoist in a separate bedroom from her partner, Andrew. He worked as an engineer, but had to resign because they cannot get the full-time assistance that Jo needs. Hit by bedroom tax, Andrew says, “I’ve been thinking about where am I going to get £80 a month from and whether we were going to have the bailiffs coming round. It has been playing on my mind.” They have since been awarded a discretionary housing payment, but it is not indefinite or guaranteed.