Fred’s two-bedroom council house has been extensively adapted over the past 20 years to meet his impairment needs. He shared the house with his wife and stepchildren, but since his marriage broke up, he has lived alone. With the introduction of bedroom tax, he has needed to make up a shortfall in rent to cover the cost of the spare room. Any property he moves to will also need a lift, ramps, accessible shower, etc, installing, but there aren’t any smaller properties anyhow.