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Hi, my name is Elly!

Elly
Elly Member Posts: 4 Listener
I am a parent carer of a almost 30yr old lady who was born with multiple physical and learning disabilities . I am the manager of a parent support group in Rochdale . I have joined scope to offer support and speak to parents who understand me.

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  • AlexW_Scope
    AlexW_Scope Scope Posts: 216 Pioneering
    Welcome to our community, Elly!
  • markstuff
    markstuff Member Posts: 3
    Hi there. I am a sister/carer of a 54 year old man who was oxygen deprived at birth. Life has always been difficult for him and with the recent death of our mum and our father being terminally ill, I am starting to feel overwhelmed about how he will cope and what lies ahead. Lovely to find kindred spirits who are willing to support each other. There appears to be very little out there that he/we can access that he feels comfortable with.
  • Elly
    Elly Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Feeling down today, interviewing carers or even trying to find the right person to work with your loved one sometimes just knocks the feet from under you. Xxx God grant me the serenity x
  • Caja
    Caja Member Posts: 4
    I know what you mean, my son is 26 and has autism and severe learning difficulties. It takes ages for him to get used to new people working with him, he has very little language so new people find it hard. Just when he is starting to get used to them they either leave or the agency that employs them moves them to another house. Interviewing potential carers must be so draining, so hard to tell how someone will be when they are actually working with your son or daughter. Good luck with finding someone.
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,103

    Scope community team

    Hi welcome to the group!!
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    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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