Foster carer to lose £80 a month from 'bedroom tax'

Foster carer Hayley Woods has been looking after children for seven years, in her three bedroom house in Oldham, Lancashire.

She currently has a ten-year-old child in her care, with a spare bedroom ready to take on another.

Foster carer Hayley Woods Credit: ITV News

Under the so called 'bedroom tax' policy, her bedrooms will be deemed empty, even though they may have children in them.

She stands to lose around £80 month, and says many foster carers she knows have said they will stop fostering.

Read more on Hayley's story.

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