57-year old Dave left his building job because of illness, and received Incapacity Benefit. When bedroom tax came in, he realised he would be £20 per week worse off, so he moved from the family home where he’d lived for over 30 years. His new rent is over £20 higher, but paid for by Housing Benefit, because Dave is no longer deemed to be under-occupying. He now lives in a sheltered complex intended for elderly people. He is by far the youngest in the block, and feels so isolated that he has only left the flat five times in as many months. He hoped that the move would be positive, but hates his new flat, and misses his old house, saying, “It was my home. The house was full of memories for me; all my history was there, my friends and children nearby.”

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