It just doesn’t get much worse than this, readers.
The family of a seven-year-old boy battling leukaemia have been forced to use foodbanks after their benefits were axed.
Tommi Miller’s parents received £700 a month to help look after him until he was given the all-clear last April.
But when the cancer returned in a more virulent form, Ruth, 39 and Kevin, 42, stopped work to care for their son.
They hoped the Department for Work and Pensions would restart the payments. But officials said No.
With no income for six months, the family have relied on foodbanks to eat.
They have struggled to pay gas bills, been threatened with eviction and could only celebrate Christmas after friends raised £1,200.
One of Tommi’s consultants at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, also gave them £600 in supermarket vouchers so they could survive winter.
Mum-of-four Ruth said: “Everything we have is spent on…
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