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 SimonP!

SimonP Community member Posts: 9 Connected
Hi, im Simon and I have a host of bits falling off but my main issues are neurological (Parkinson's Disease, Polyneuropathy.) Spondolyasis affecting C2, C4 and C5; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Mental Health issues all of my adult life. Also cardiovascular disease (quad bypass 5 years ago) and Type 2 Diabetes.

However (don't laugh) I'm a self employed Therapist dealing with mainly trauma and depression but I also help with anxiety however it presents.

The DWP are my bête noir. Their vaguely psychopathic need to strip disabled people of as much as they possibly can has meant nothing but pain and misery to the disabled community. I'll stop here as I can see my soapbox getting too close.

Thank you all for letting me join your forum.


  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Community member Posts: 2,298 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello Simon @SimonP and a warm welcome to the community. Nobody's laughing :smile: I can't do anything but admire and respect someone who has had so much to deal with and who yet manages to keep a sense of humour.
    I would tell you what I think of the DWP, but this message system automatically (it seems) edits out the kind of language I would have to use.
    So it is very good to have you with us, and I hope you will consider your own needs as well as those of others and  let us know if there is anything we can do to support you.
    In the meanwhile, have a good look around and, please, please be in touch.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,791 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @SimonP, and welcome to the community! If there's anything we can assist you with, do let us know.
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