Matt lost a job and his marriage subsequently broke down, his wife and twins moving out of the family home. With two spare bedrooms, Matt was hit by bedroom tax. He received a letter warning him that he could be evicted if he didn’t pay the £78 he owed. He says, “It felt like the straw that broke the camel’s back. I did attempt suicide – it was a just a culmination of all of those issues. The council has spent thousands of pounds on keeping me in this property, by adapting the place to suit my requirements and meet my disability. It doesn’t make sense.” Although he is now up-to-date with his rent, after his local parish council settled his arrears, Matt worries that this is no more than a temporary solution.