Dennis says, “I was delighted when my family of four, now five, finally made it off benefits this year, when I got married. Now, we only need to claim some Child Tax Credits, because my partner is a low earner in the care industry, as well as a partial top up on the rent via Housing Benefit. I am now able, when health allows, to work a few hours part-time. If our Housing Benefit is reduced, this will mean my partner leaving work as we cannot manage and are in debt already. There isn’t anywhere cheaper than this housing association flat which would not be overcrowded. I feel sad to say this, but I’d rather take my chances robbing middle class neighbours up the road than watch my children go homeless or hungry.”