Stories

Read the personal stories.

Paperweight works across a whole range of issues relating to paperwork. We help people at a very vulnerable point in their life, giving them the time, the expertise and the care so that they can move from a feeling of crisis to feeling empowered and in control.

The following stories are all true – only the names and other identifying details have been changed.

Simon

The brown envelopes kept coming through the door, with ever fiercer demands. Simon didn’t know where to turn.
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Dina

Dina wasn’t allowed to see her sister, who has Down’s Syndrome. On her own, she had to take the local authority to court.
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Claire

Claire’s daughter has learning disabilities. What support should she get? Nothing, apparently.
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Carole

As her husband Sidney was dying, Carole knew there was a conversation about money they needed to have.
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Ira

Ira had no idea how he was going to deal with the garage full of papers. They’d been there since his mother died.
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Debbie

After escaping domestic abuse, Debbie now found herself hemmed in on all sides by legal and financial paperwork.
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David

David had fought cancer. Now he had to fight his employer. But he hadn’t a clue where to start, or who could help him.
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Jackie

If you’ve never dealt with the domestic financial paperwork, that’s very challenging. Now try it when you’re blind.
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Simon

The brown envelopes kept coming through the door, with ever fiercer demands. Simon didn’t know where to turn.
Read More...

Dina

Dina wasn’t allowed to see her sister, who has Down’s Syndrome. On her own, she had to take the local authority to court.
Read More...

Claire

Claire’s daughter has learning disabilities. What support should she get? Nothing, apparently.
Read More...

Carole

As her husband Sidney was dying, Carole knew there was a conversation about money they needed to have.
Read More...

Ira

Ira had no idea how he was going to deal with the garage full of papers. They’d been there since his mother died.
Read More...

Debbie

After escaping domestic abuse, Debbie now found herself hemmed in on all sides by legal and financial paperwork.
Read More...

David

David had fought cancer. Now he had to fight his employer. But he hadn’t a clue where to start, or who could help him.
Read More...

Jackie

If you’ve never dealt with the domestic financial paperwork, that’s very challenging. Now try it when you’re blind.
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I was very frightened. I worried that I could make a mistake that would have serious consequences – that I'd do something and all my money would disappear...

- Carole
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