Stacey lives in one room, with her husband and two children, aged seven and four. They were allocated this temporary accommodation seven-and-a-half-years ago. Stacey and her husband both had jobs for a while, but didn’t get their housing benefit adjusted and were overpaid for a couple of months, so now owe the money back. Until they clear this debt of £2K, they’ve been suspended from bidding for flats when they become available and so cannot be rehoused. With only £60 shopping money per week for the while family, Stacey cannot see how that will be possible. Advisers, doctors and the children’s school have all written letters to the authorities warning of the harm being done to the children, but these have had no effect.