Kiran is a 35-year old lone parent who works as a lecturer during school hours, her income supplemented by Working Tax Credits and Housing Benefit. Her budget is precarious and she says, “It all adds up and I’m left with nothing.” She is anxious about how benefit changes may make her situation even worse, and that she may be required by job centre advisors to take on more hours or face a reduction in benefits. She says, “I’m a single parent. I have to be with my daughter. I can’t work full-time until she can look after herself.”