Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024

Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.

Hi, my name is Pete1953!

Pete1953 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Greetings to the group. I hope my input is of some use


  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Pete and wellcome

    All input is good input. Thanks for joining us


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Pete1953

    Good afternoon & welcome.

    I'm sure your info will be very useful indeed to our many members.

    It's great to have you on board.

    Many many thanks.
  • Alex
    Alex Posts: 1,304 Pioneering
    Hi Pete1953,

    Welcome, great to have you here. We'd love to find out more about you if you have a moment to share?
  • Pete1953
    Pete1953 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi, I'm 65 years old in February and have been Medically retired for four years with a Spine disorder and now spend most of the day in a wheelchair. I have type two Diabetes, which until twelve months ago, was treated by a combination of tablets and Insulin (but not very well). I made the decision to cease taking Insulin and after consultation with my GP, changed my tablets from Metformin to Gliclazide. Since then my sugar levels are greatly reduced and my regime, back on track. Although my type two is an important part of my life, my incapacity is my prime concern and a worry for the future. I have the amazing support of my family and my wife who is my registered Carer. Without their strength I would not be able to cope. I am happy to share my experiences with the group, which may be of some help to fellow sufferers.

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