Emma and Darren live with their four-year old twins. Darren works in public transport. Emma says, “Our finances used to be secure and healthy. I earned £45K as an administrator for a construction company and Darren earned £30K. When I was pregnant, I found myself unemployed for the first time in my life. I tried to get another job but there were only really ill-paying, part-time jobs around and we couldn’t afford the cost of childcare. Two-and-a-half years ago, the interest increased so much on our mortgage that we were having to pay an extra £200 per month. We had no choice, but to go bankrupt. We lost the house and now we live with Darren’s parents. Food is a massive issue. I don’t cut back on the food I need. We cut back on quality instead. I’m not stupid: I know this is going to have a detrimental effect on my children’s health. My husband and I are both feeling the strain. When you’re under constant pressure, you’re much more likely to snap. You’re just fed up and tired all the time.”

Source: http://figr.es/s562