Melanie was reassessed for Disability Living Allowance, and turned down. She uses a wheelchair for distances over 50 metres, and needs assistance to get in and out of the bath and with cooking. Now that she has lost DLA, she has also lost her car. She says, “My car gave me a bit of independence. I regarded my car as my legs. I’ll be housebound without it. Others will have to do everything for me.”