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Helping my daughter lead a full and positive life

Sybs44Sybs44 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited February 2018 in Employment and careers
I have a 19 year old daughter who is learning disabled and has unilateral deafness.  She has struggled throughout her life and now as an adult continues to struggle.  We survived her school years just about despite having no support and with her only being considered as SA+.  Now she's. reached adulthood the full scale of how her disabilities affect her in life are really coming to the fore.  I'm not one to ask for help so I'm hoping this community will give me pointers and ideas I haven't thought of before to help her lead a full and positive life.

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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Sybs44, and welcome to the community! Great to have you here. 

    Just so we can help to the best of our ability, would you like to tell us a bit more about your daughter and what kind of things you had in mind at the moment? We have plenty of friendly community members and advisors who will do their best to offer some thoughts! 
  • Sybs44Sybs44 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Trying to find her a part time job is my main aim at the moment.  She’s been at home with me for 2 years since leaving school.  Also getting her involved in more social activities to keep her outlook positive.  She had no friends throughout her schooling but we were told it was acceptable.  
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again @Sybs44, thanks for sharing this with us. I've moved this post into our ask an employment advisor category, where somebody will hopefully be along soon with some tips and advice on finding suitable part-time work.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's school experiences, it certainly doesn't sound acceptable. Have you had a look at Mencap's local groups to see if you think any are suitable or appealing? You can search their groups on their website to see if there's anything local to you.
  • rian_scoperian_scope Member Posts: 35 Connected
    Good afternoon @Sybs44

    I have read how you are trying to help your daughter.
    what type of work would your daughter enjoy doing and how does your daughters disability effect her day to day.
    Rian
    Scope Employment Advisor
    Phone: 0300 222 5742
    Email: [email protected]
    www.scope.org.uk/supporttowork
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