Stories

Here you can find stories of people who have worked with TPA. We hope this helps to bring our work to life.

My TPA Keyworker has drastically changed my life for the better. She has changed where I live but more importantly changed the way I view myself. She has given me the confidence to live my life without fear and with the utmost positivity and confidence. It would be true to say that she genuinely saved my life.

Hendra

"I would just like to say that everyone at the TPA who has been helping me have been really good, in fact brilliant. I didn't know how much help there was out there for me. For the past few years after my parents' death, I had been feeling quite low and depressed and...

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Malik

Malik was referred to the TPA by his social worker. The social worker had requested some help for him in making sure that he was receiving the correct benefits. His Keyworker was asked to initially contact one of Malik’s sons to arrange a visit as he has dementia and...

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Marcin

Marcin was living with his mum who had severe dementia and was her primary carer. In addition, he also suffered anxiety and depression as well as having autism, and had to give up work to look after his Mum. He had never been on benefits before and stated he did not...

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Jane

"I found the coronavirus lockdowns extremely difficult as I have no family locally and it impacted my mental health significantly. I was put in touch with TPA and I started attending the Abney Hall walking group last year in between the lockdowns, to the point where I...

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Carrie

"I’m hopefully not far off being one of Ryan’s success stories, and as much as Ryan will not take any credit for it, he has been my rock and my was sole support bubble for a long time. As Ryan knows I like to talk so I hope this email won’t be too long! I was first...

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Sam

"I have to say that Ruth Kirby has been absolutely amazing in all our dealings. We have a special guardianship for Sam who has been with us since he was four. He is now sixteen years old. In the changeover to PIP Sam was re-assessed by an Assessor who came to our...

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Lucy

Lucy is a care leaver with a one year old daughter who she looks after by herself. Lucy wanted to focus on improving her confidence and motivation. She had become anxious and was spending too much time at home alone with her daughter and was feeling isolated. Lucy has...

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Jon

Jon was living with his brother and sister in law and was receiving treatment for cancer. At the time he got in touch with the TPA Jon was very lonely as his sister in law was in abroad visiting family, and his brother works full time. Jon was finding walking any...

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Hannah

Hannah started to work with the TPA following an attempted overdose because she was feeling extremely low. Hannah had a history of drug and alcohol abuse. Hannah had recently returned to the UK following a stay with her sister. During her stay her mental and physical...

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Jane

Jane’s ex-partner passed away suddenly, at the time Jane and her three school age children were living in a privately rented property. The family were devastated by the loss, and whilst Jane and her ex-partner were separated they had a good relationship and he...

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Claire

Claire had recently become bankrupt in order to clear significant debts, she felt she was starting to struggle to keep on top of bills again and was worried she would get into further debt. Claire lacked confidence and got in touch with the TPA for help around...

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Mark

Mark had experienced depression for a long time and had suicidal thoughts over the last 5 years. Mark had planned and paid for his funeral, gambled away most of his possessions and was actively planning his suicide. Mark’s only family was his brother who was in...

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I have ended up with an amazing TPA worker. I was in a bad place and she talked to me, made me smile and made my life better. I would recommend you to anybody –  what you all do for people is more than amazing.  If I had to rate you out of 10 I’d say 1000

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