I was in a mum’s house today, accompanying a support worker on a home visit. The mum moved in just before Christmas and borrowed a table top cooker from us to make her Christmas dinner. She has three bairns, and once they go to school in the morning, if she has nowhere to go, she goes to bed and stays there till they come home. She says it’s cosy, and it saves money on the heating. There’s no carpet in the living room, only a few pieces of well used furniture and a bucket on the floor to catch the metronomic drips from a leak in the roof.