Tony is afraid of losing the benefits and care support that keep him alive. He has limited mobility and needs to carry an oxygen cylinder wherever he goes. He is susceptible to blackouts and periods of deep depression, but is judged to have only ‘moderate’ impairment. He is set to lose all his local-authority-funded benefits and care support. He says, “My current care package provides for 13 hours of care support each week and has kept me out of hospital for much of the last two years, saving the country hundreds of thousands of pounds. I can’t imagine what my life will be like without this support. I will not be able to go out and will just sit at home alone without contact with the outside world. The cut in benefits will leave me simply existing, with no money to pay for support or help.”