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 cheniserowenaknox!

cheniserowenaknox Community member Posts: 9 Listener
I have multiple disabilities and my partner David too and 2 of my children, My career was in mental health before I became to unwell to work anymore, now David and i care for each other and the children at home, we are not in receipt of all the benefits possible but we get along and I really don’t want to take too much from the state; I hope to go back to work someday when our youngest goes into full time school 


  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,671 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @cheniserowenaknox
    Though I appreciate your good thoughts, the benefits are there to help and support you through tougher times. You can find a benefits calculator here to see what you could be entitled to.
    Senior online community officer
  • cheniserowenaknox
    cheniserowenaknox Community member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you, we went through the pip process for David and he got refused first time, despite his problems being more obvious than mine, but he’s going through the debt relief order process also so we’d rather wait until that’s over to try again because it will affect his eligibility, I don’t get the council tax discount but I do like paying it, i am an oddball I know, I do think it may be part of my autism however 
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