Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is Emma_Parnell!

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Emma_Parnell
Emma_Parnell Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I live on my own and have done for fourteen years. I have Cerebral Palsy I am extremely heartbreakingly lonely and I struggle so much  .My mother works full time in a care home and my Dad passed away when I was 14. I have cone here for support and advice 

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  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Emma_Parnell

    A very very big welcome to you this evening.

    I'm very sorry to hear that you are currently struggling.

    I had to take early retirement a few years ago so I do spend all day at home on my own once everyone has gone to work and colledge.

    Mind you I have got a cat who comes & go's just as bad.

    They think I have gone barmy now as I sit talking to the cat.

    I keep telling them I went barmy years ago !!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Jean_OT
    Jean_OT Community member Posts: 513 Pioneering
    edited November 2017
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    Hi @Emma_Parnell

    Welcome!  

    I’m really pleased that you have been able to reach out to the other people that are part of this community.

    I hear what you are saying about being lonely and wonder what the barriers are to you being able to ease your isolation? Perhaps with the right support and opportunities your situation could improve? If you want to discuss what is going on for you I’m sure there are people on here that would be happy to make suggestions.

    Alternatively, you could seek information from the Scope Helpline: helpline@scope.org.uk or call 0808 800 3333

     

    Best Wishes

     

    Jean

    Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT

    You can read more of my posts at: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-an-occupational-therapist

  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Emma_Parnell welcome to the community :)
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