We spotted this great article ahead of the day of action against welfare reforms tomorrow. It’s from the good people over at Scriptonite Daily, and tells the story of three people facing eviction due to the bedroom tax; Helen Sockell, 56, a blind woman in Kilmarnock, Richard Rourke, a disabled widower from Derbyshire, who also has a daughter that suffers from a rare form of muscular dystrophy and a rape victim called ‘A’ to protect her identity.
The article is great for shining a light on the human impact of these reforms.
“More than 25,000 people applied for the ‘discretionary housing payment’ to help pay their rent this month, as the Bedroom Tax kicked in. This compares to just 5,700 applications in the same month last year. Notices of eviction are being issued up and down the country. Caught up in these figures were a blind widow, a disabled dad and a rape victim. It is time to put a human face on the statistical failure of the Bedroom Tax.”