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Hi, my name is astressedlady!

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astressedlady
astressedlady Community member Posts: 12 Listener
Well that's not my name but it's what i am like many others trying to navigate this chaos.

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  • Lindsey54
    Lindsey54 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 11 Connected
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    Do you get stressed out trying to use this site, great idea but very complicated for me.  Wish they could make it easier to understand
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @astressedlady and @Lindsey54

    I'm sorry to hear you are finding it hard to navigate the community. What could I help with? :) 
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  • astressedlady
    astressedlady Community member Posts: 12 Listener
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    Oh no not this site!!! I'm finding this fairly easy to navigate.

    The benefits systems in general! 
    Realising you need them is bad enough without having to then fight for them over and over.
  • astressedlady
    astressedlady Community member Posts: 12 Listener
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    Lindsey54 said:
    Do you get stressed out trying to use this site, great idea but very complicated for me.  Wish they could make it easier to understand
    Oh no Lindsey, stressed at the benefiting system in general 🤦‍♀️

    It's not the most user friendly website I've ever used but I spent 15 minutes looking about and I feel like I've got the general idea now and I like the fonts and colours. 
    I hope you get used to it too, people seem very helpful here 🙂


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,149 Disability Gamechanger
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    Do you need any advice regarding benefits? If so then please do give some information and i'm sure someone will be able to advise you.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Lindsey54
    Lindsey54 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 11 Connected
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    I hope that it does not take me too long to get my head around the system.  I find it takes me longer now to learn some things especially modern computing.  I thought it would be easy as my son make his graphic design stuff seam so simple and my daughter whizzes around using 3 computers at a time.  I suppose it is what you are brought up with.  I can do spreadsheets and word processing.  It got me through college anyhow.  So onward and upward and try perseverance.
  • Lindsey54
    Lindsey54 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 11 Connected
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    Hello @astressedlady
    If you are having problems with Benefits I may be able to help!!  I had difficulty when applying for PIP's.   I have a number of contacts that may be able to guide you.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Hey @Lindsey54 don't worry, any new website or community takes a bit of time to get used to with all the various doohickeys and areas.  But try not to let it overwhelm you.  We're all here if you need a hand with anything though. :)

    Easiest way to see things are;

    Top left, you have 'categories', or next to that is 'newest posts'  If you're after specific information, left click 'categories' then just choose on the next page that loads. :)
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