Neil resorted to suicide on his 46th birthday. Having received Incapacity Benefit for some years, he was required to apply for Employment and Support Allowance, but was assessed as being fit for work. Although he subsequently won at appeal, he had been called for a reassessment. His father says it weighed on him. “He has obviously had it in his mind. He knew it probably would be the end of his sickness and disability money and he would go back onto Jobseeker’s. He said he would not be able to manage on that wage. It’s all part and parcel of it.”