Housing benefit cuts in April

A woman who has lived in the same property for more than thirty years says it is going to cost her an extra fifteen hundred pounds a year to stay in her home, because of the so-called 'Bedroom Tax'.

Tenant's worries over 'Bedroom Tax'

by Christine Alsford

A woman who has lived in the same property for more than 30 years says it is going to cost her an extra fifteen hundred pounds a year to stay in her home, because of the so-called 'Bedroom Tax'. Linda Jarrell is disabled. She says she cannot face leaving her home, and will have to find the money.

Housing associations across the South say they are gearing up to help thousands of tenants hit by a reduction in housing benefit in the upcoming welfare reforms.

There are just a few days to go before the new rules come into effect. Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports.

The National Housing Federation has more information on the Welfare Reforms and the so-called 'Bedroom Tax'.