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.
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Harley_Quinn
Harley_Quinn Community member Posts: 27 Connected
I have recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the last year, at the age of 24, suffering associated anxiety and OCD symptoms as a result. As a child I wore splints and received physiotherapy for mild cerebral palsy - which means I can't walk too far or fast without walking on my toes and having a burning pain in my shins. I was premature and very small when born so have a vp shunt for hydrocephalus. Would I be able to claim pip or esa? Thanks 

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  • Colourfull
    Colourfull Community member Posts: 59 Courageous
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    Hi to you Harley,

    Sorry you are having so many problems like me.

    I was also born Premature @t 32 weeks with lots of health problems if you would like to stay in touch let me know would be nice if you would as would be very helpfull.

    Colourfull.
  • Harley_Quinn
    Harley_Quinn Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    @Colourfull hi what would you like to talk about? 
  • Colourfull
    Colourfull Community member Posts: 59 Courageous
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    Hi Harley,

    I just find it So Hard to do the things that everyday people do, normally such as housework I had to take a steroid just to do 3 days housework.

    And get a lot of pain n stiffness in all my joints and also a lot of swelling in the back of my shoulder too docs tuesday.

    I also find it So Hard to loose weight this really annoys me as I can' cope with being overweight diabetes arthritis and
    fibromyalgia all from being premature.

    Thanks for Listening.

    Colourfull.
  • Harley_Quinn
    Harley_Quinn Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    @Colourfull hi I'm sorry to hear about that, I'm unable to comment on the arthritis pain issue, but I can relate to having difficulty doing every day things that other people don't think about like walking as quickly as others, being able to make eye contact when talking, and I struggle with sensory things like I'm feel the cold a lot and noise distresses me
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