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 James1956!

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James1956
James1956 Community member Posts: 4 Connected
Hi.
My name is James1956. I took early retirement from the NHS, to look after my husband. He has a two inch crack in his right knee, Osteoarthritis in both knees and in both hips, he also suffers from Focal Epilepsy in his left arm, from the elbow down to his hand.

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  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @James1956, and welcome to the community! Great to have you here. If we can be of any assistance, please do let us know.
  • James1956
    James1956 Community member Posts: 4 Connected
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    Hi.
    Thanks for the welcome. I hope that I can give a little back as well. I have just done a course. "NCFE level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems". Which covers  Understanding Mental Health, Understanding Stress, Understanding Anxiety, Understanding Phobias, Understanding Depression, Understanding Post-Natal Depression, Understanding Bipolar Disorder, Understanding Schizophrenia, Understanding Dementia, Understanding Eating Disorders, Understanding ADHD, Understanding OCD and Understanding PTSD.
    I did a two day course on "Mental Health First Aid, For the Armed Forces Community, (MFHA), an ASIST course. Hopefully starting a course on AIDS.

    I should point out that these are for only listening with, and sign posting people to the relevant professionals.
     
  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Community member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi James, @James1956 and a warm welcome to the community. I look forward to getting to know you.
    Warmest best wishes,
    Richard
  • James1956
    James1956 Community member Posts: 4 Connected
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    Hi Richard.
    Thanks, hope to getting to know you and everyone else.
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @James1956

    Welcome it’s great to meet you this evening.

    I also had to take early retirement from the NHS a few years ago now.

    Please please let me know if I can help/support you you in anyway?????
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