After selling all of her possessions to pay off debts, Jack was left with just a bed and a sofa and a few items that were donated by friends. She has had to live on a budget of £10 per week for food for a long period of time. She never uses the heating, takes out excess light bulbs, and does not have a freezer or tumble drier. She buys basic products, and tries not to buy meat or dairy as they are too expensive. Her local food bank is able to provide nappies and five items of food each week. On reading a newspaper article, she was shocked to find that nine of the 16 criteria that class a child as being in poverty applied to her own son. She says, “It was a shock to me, and I wondered if I was a bad mother.”