Carl was 42 and a father to two children. He loved cars and motorbikes and got a job as a mechanic when he left school, which he continued until multiple impairments and a motorcycle accident forced him to stop. When he was well enough, he would help his long-time friend, and owner of a taxi business, to maintain his vehicles. When the government announced that it was to review all benefits claims, he became afraid that he would lose his Incapacity Benefit and he took his own life. His friend says, “He was like a son to me and I thought a lot of him.”