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Louisemariedavies000
Louisemariedavies000 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited November 2017 in Coffee lounge
I’m disabled wheelchair user I was diagnosed with autoimmune kidney disease, angina, high blood pressure, spinal disc disease, diabetes and temporal lobe epilepsy. I have lost all my friends and have been totally isolated. Since I was moved to a bungalow for my disability needs no one visits me. I haven’t spoken to anyone for months. 

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  • MJDean
    MJDean Community member Posts: 40 Contributor
    edited November 2017
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    Hi @Louisemariedavies000. I'm sorry you feel so alone and are so isolated. I sometimes feel alone too.

     We are a very welcoming community so I am sure you will make lots of friends here. Scope's befriending service might be able to help you. https://www.scope.org.uk/support/services/befriending

     Can you give some advice @Sam_Scope or @PippaScope?
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Championing
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    Hi @Louisemariedavies000 welcome to the community.

    Isolation is really difficult. Are you able to get out and about? Are there any local groups to you that you could join? Take a look at your GP surgery, library or community centres to see what is going on in the area.

    I am a member of the Womens Institute and I have met so many people through that, you can search your local WI here.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • Louisemariedavies000
    Louisemariedavies000 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    I have no wheelchair access I’ve been trapped in the property since June this year. I have been offered a property in another area. It’s currently being adapted and hopefully will be available in 5 weeks. I’m still isolated I have no friends since I was diagnosed no one talks to me anymore.
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Championing
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    Oh that sounds really tough @Louisemariedavies000 - do you mind me asking, have you tried to speak to your old friends and explain a bit more about how you are feeling?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
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