With the introduction of bedroom tax, Pauline is moving 100 miles away from the family home where she’s lived for over 30 years and brought up her children, as she cannot afford to pay the extra £20 per week rent shortfall. Her new one-bedroom flat will cost the taxpayer £17 per week more than the rent on the home she is leaving. It has no garden, and she is missing the vegetable patch she has worked on for three decades. “This is what I’m going to miss,” she says. She was born on the estate, and is leaving neighbours and friends she has spent a lifetime with. She has been having panic attacks: “Pains across my chest and up my arms, wondering if I am doing the right thing or not.”

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