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A mother said she cannot afford to eat dinner after the government stopped a cost-of-living payment.

Yvette Clements, 59, from Norwich, is a carer for her daughter Rosey, who cannot regulate her body temperature.

Their heating has to be turned on most of the time and their bills have risen to £300 a month.

“I only eat breakfast and lunch now because I can’t afford dinner,” she said.

The government gave six million disabled people a £150 payment to cope with the cost-of-living crisis in the autumn of 2022 and the summer of 2023.

It has not announced any further plans to help disabled adults who are twice as likely to live in poverty.