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Our best Guest Blogs from 2018

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We can’t believe 2019 is nearly here! Scope takes pride in the daily contributions of our members in our community. Especially our Guest Bloggers, even though most of them run their own blogs, they still share their stories and offer incredible tips in the community. Here’s a look at our top 12 blog entries from 2018 and please feel free to comment about your thoughts and experiences. Enjoy!

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January 2018:

Helen @HelenMCL talks about her experiences with sympathy from others, as a wheelchair and walking frame user in this insightful post called: ‘Aww bless her, I thought I had it bad” - Sympathy and Disability

February 2018:

Gloria @glomac1 who runs two lip-reading support groups, had a profound hearing loss since the 1980’s when she was a classroom teacher. She talks about her hearing loss journey and how it impacted her personally and professionally. ‘Teaching lipreading – my story so far’

March 2018:

Pippa @Pippa_Scope wrote an informative post on ‘The stigma around accessible employment’, she shares why working part time hours or working from home is not an easy way out but a necessity for her and other people with a chronic illness.

April 2018:

They say “traveling – it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller”. Carrie-Anne @[email protected] who is a blogger, shares with us her travel adventures with Cerebral Palsy and using a wheelchair: Travelling the world in a wheelchair’

May 2018:

Sam @Sam_Scope has a brilliant interview with Phil, the Access & Operations Co-Ordinator for an event production company called Ground Control. This post ‘Festival Fever - do you think that festivals are accessible to you? investigates the pros and cons of attending a festival with a disability.

June 2018:

Holly @HollyTucks has a fabulous post called 'Beauty, Fashion and sight loss'. She explores the fashion and beauty world and being visually impaired. She offers some very useful tips.

July 2018:

Ruth @Ram who talks in depth about her experiences with Cerebral Palsy and Perthes and relying on the NHS. ‘I owe the NHS my life’What has been your experience with the NHS?

August 2018:

Lucy @homeparentingandme has a post called ‘Parenting and Chronic Illness. She opens up about her experiences with planning activities as a Disabled parent, raising her lovely son. Are you a disabled parent, how has it been for you and your family?

September 2018:

Gill @PHSEexpert does a wonderful job in on our sex and relationships forum and she works as a Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lead in a specialist college for young adult with complex needs. In this post she talks about relationships, intimacy, consent and so much more in ‘Raising Expectations’.

October 2018:

Visiting the gym might be on your ‘to do list’ for 2019 but is it accessible? @Dbai686 talks to the founders of Fitable Ian Singleton and Richard Johns in the ‘Developing inclusive gyms for all’.

November 2018:

A group of friends and bloggers wrote a great post called 'The Importance of Changing Places | World Toilet Day 2018'. Lady Kerry Thompson, Fi Anderson and Emma Muldoon talk candidly about the changes that needs to happen, to make disabled toilets more accessible and suitable.

 December 2018:

Emma @EmmaP24 is a blogger, writer and content advisor and she has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is registered blind. Emma shares hers in  ‘My 5 favourite memories at Christmas’  post. What are your fondest memories at Christmas time?

Please read the other entries from this year. We want to thank everyone who contributes and shares their stores and experiences with us. We could not have done this without you all. If you would like to be a guest blogger, please email [email protected]. We wish you all a lovely Christmas and a fantastic New Year ahead, see you then!

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