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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Katymary321
Katymary321 Community member Posts: 12 Courageous
Hi there

I recently took my son to Jump Inc in Sheffield and was told that I couldn't go free as a carer unless I had a Carer's Card. I had never heard of this card (my son is almost 14). 

I kicked up a fuss as my son has an obvious disability as he has Downs Syndrome, so they let me in for free eventually.

I feel this was an unnecessarily upsetting experience and I emailed the head office but received no reply. Like many of you I don't have the time to constantly be sending letters of complaint but just wondered if anyone has heard of the carers card they were asking about? I just carry an up to date DLA letter around with me now. We have bought my son an annual pass now so they know him really well and never question the carer thing.

What do you do? I hate the idea of paying for a disability card. Getting a tatoo might be a cheaper option lol.

Just interested to hear your opinions/strategies. 

Thanks. 

Katy

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