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Hi! My name is Remi! :)

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Remina
Remina Community member Posts: 168 Pioneering
Hi everyone, I (like many others) have been really scared recently with all the talks of the disability benefit reforms, my stomach hasn't stopped spinning since I heard about it and I've found myself trying hard not to get upset each day.. I was trying to find other sick/disabled people to talk with online but I struggled to find many people, finally I found this place, it seems like a nice, supportive place. Hello! :smile:

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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,290 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Remina, welcome to the community :) How are you doing today?

    Our members are all very lovely and supportive, I hope you'll enjoy joining in and getting to know everyone. Coffee Lounge can be a fun place to chat, play some games, and take your mind off things.

    It's a bit of a tough time with all these stories in the news, you're not alone in feeling worried about it. We're all here to support each other, so if you have any questions or worries please do reach out :)
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  • Remina
    Remina Community member Posts: 168 Pioneering
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    Hi @Remina, welcome to the community :) How are you doing today?

    Our members are all very lovely and supportive, I hope you'll enjoy joining in and getting to know everyone. Coffee Lounge can be a fun place to chat, play some games, and take your mind off things.

    It's a bit of a tough time with all these stories in the news, you're not alone in feeling worried about it. We're all here to support each other, so if you have any questions or worries please do reach out :)
    Thank you Rosie, I had a little cry this morning, but now I'm trying to be positive and upbeat. For weeks I kept seeing all the stories in the news and it felt like the walls were closing in on me, I've been so scared and worried, what made things worse was that I don't really have any friends/family, and I wasn't able to find many other disabled people online to see how they felt about everything going on, so I started to feel really isolated and scared, then like I said it was nice to find this place and see that there's somewhere we can all come together so we're not so alone in this battle.

    I'm a little shy so I don't talk an awful lot but I love to listen. Just keeping my fingers crossed that somehow everything works out okay in the end and these new proposals don't come to fruition for the sake of us who struggle too much on a daily basis already to cope, nevermind being thrown outside and made to work.

    Thank you again for welcoming me Rosie, I hope you're having a nice day.. :blush:
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,290 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're very welcome!

    I'm glad you were able to find our community, I hope you'll find it comforting to know you're not alone and that you'll be able to find some support here should you feel worried about things :)
    Rosie (she/her)

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,706 Disability Gamechanger
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    Heya @Remina and a big welcome from me too!  Don't worry about being shy, lots of us here are, but if you ever feel like chatting, just jump on in. :) 
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  • Remina
    Remina Community member Posts: 168 Pioneering
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    Heya @Remina and a big welcome from me too!  Don't worry about being shy, lots of us here are, but if you ever feel like chatting, just jump on in. :) 
    Thank you, Albus, I appreciate it!  :)
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