Grampie says, “I met a lady today who works as a cleaner. She mentioned she lived in a two-bedroomed bungalow because she had been married to a disabled man. Shortly before he died, they bought a dog, which saw her through his death and became her companion. She had been living in council accommodation since the 1960s. The council had told her that they were increasing her rent by £13 a week because she had a spare room. They had offered her a single bed apartment in a three-storey block of flats, but she would not be allowed to take the dog. 
She chose to stay, with her small garden and group of friends who gave her friendship and support. She had paid rent for all those years and would have paid for the construction of her flat over and over. Her rent is more than her manager’s mortgage she told me.”

Source: http://figr.es/s570