A family living in social housing with a severely disabled daughter have been told they must pay extra for her to have her own room, under the government's new so-called 'bedroom tax'.
Dianne and Tony live in a three bedroom home with their two daughters: 3-year-old Shanice and 15-year-old Stephanie. Stephanie suffers from severe mobility, speech and language problems and requires 24-hour care.
The government says the girls should share a room, but the family say this is simply not possible, and the changes will mean they will be put under "unbearable" financial pressure.
A disabled woman and her partner have written to a minister urging a rethink on plans to cut benefits for tenants deemed to have spare rooms
The benefit cut for social housing tenants will put 'unbearable' pressure on families with a disabled child.
Bedrooms in some foster homes will be classified as vacant, but the government insists funding for foster carers will be protected.