Julia and Graham Kliszcz
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Mother on welfare cuts: 'There aren't many options here'

Changes to the UK's welfare state system have been described as the biggest since its inception in 1948.

Critics of the changes say disabled people are being disproportionately affected leading to increased uncertainty and poverty.

The UK government has said the changes are necessary to reduce the growing welfare bill and to ensure money goes to the people who need it most.

In the first of a series examining welfare changes, BBC Scotland's Ian Hamilton examines the impact of the so-called bedroom tax subsidy on housing for disabled people in rural Scotland.

Julia lives in Invergordon and provides 24-hour care for her son Graham. The specially adapted house has one extra room that costs her £14 a week in rent.

She said: "There aren't many options here, housing-wise, for people with disabilities."

  • 08 Apr 2014
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