Beverley has tetraplegia and is largely bed-bound. Most of her £174 per week benefits income goes straight into her social care costs, leaving her with £71 per week for food, bills and any other costs. When bedroom tax came in, this dropped to £55. Because of her impairment she needs the heating on constantly, all year round. Reluctantly, she has needed food parcels from a local food bank. Friends help out occasionally with groceries, and her GP has prescribed a protein drink, but Beverley says, “I miss out meals. Some days, I might have some breakfast toast, and some porridge, and that’s it.”