The Government has reformed the housing cost support system with the aim of reducing benefit expenditure and incentivising people to enter work.
But vulnerable groups who were not the intended targets of the reforms and are not able to respond by moving house or finding a job are suffering as a result.
The Government's reforms are causing severe financial hardship and distress to vulnerable groups, including disabled people.
Discretionary housing payments (DHPs), which local authorities can award to people facing hardship in paying their rent, are not a solution for many claimants.
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