Paul was single and lost contact with his family during his early days in the RAF. He had severe speech difficulties due to heavy doses of psychiatric medication over a long period. He spent considerable periods in psychiatric hospitals and TB sanatoria. To the end he was tormented by and had learned to live with horrifying hallucinations (common to many).

A facial deformity, along with his speech difficulties, led to extreme difficulty in communicating with others and frustration. He had been barred from hostels mainly because of a lack of understanding of his problems.

Accommodation was found for him in a local authority flats complex but similar problems arose and Tony was further isolated. His main contacts were with his local GP, the psychiatric services and TRUST. He used food centres in the city. Incapable of looking after himself, he was determined not to be institutionalised. He was found dead from natural causes shortly after moving to a new flat complex.