Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024

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Hi, my name is Earlysound!

Earlysound Community member Posts: 37 Connected

I just wanted to join a community of hopefully like minded people, and somewhere where I can hopefully reach out for support and advice. Although I am considered disabled under the equality act, due to this being because of Mental Health issues I prefer to use the term disabled, but able bodied as I don't feel the term Disabled accurately describes how I feel at times, mostly because I feel like an impostor due to old pre-conceived ideas of what disabled meant to me, which I am also trying to work on to be able to more readily accept myself. 


  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Earlysound

    Good Evening & Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    I am one off the “Community Champion’s” on here.

    Yes following my Stroke in 1998 I was in the same boat ?‍♀️ for some years.

    You are not an “Imposter” believe me.

    Yes yes please please reach out as there is lots of info/advice/support.

    Please please let me know if I can help you further???

  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,780 Pioneering
    Hi @Earlysound

    Welcome to the community and thank you for sharing your story with us. 
    Please have a look at our quick guide about our community and feel free to join any of our recent discussions  and our mental health forum.
  • Earlysound
    Earlysound Community member Posts: 37 Connected
    Thanks @Antonia_Scope and @steve51. I've had issues with a double post in the general discussion, and I can't quite seem to work out how to delete posts that I have made. 
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,388 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Earlysound Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.  We are a friendly, supportive community. Care and share.

    Please ask if we can advise on anything. Some one will know from our community or team.

    Please take care.

    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,780 Pioneering
    Hi @Earlysound

    You're welcome.

    If you have posted a comment or discussion then you can edit your post for up to an hour (this is to allow for making corrections to things such as spelling and grammar). However, other than this you will not be able to delete your post or edit it outside of this window. This is to avoid confusion in community discussions caused by the removal of comments which have been responded to.

    If you have posted something in error, or which you would like to remove for another reason, please get in touch with the community team at, and we can delete it for you.
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,944 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Earlysound welcome to the community! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • blue_zebra
    blue_zebra Community member Posts: 74 Connected
    Hi there @Earlysound and welcome to the community.

    I am also a community champion here and happy to help. There is lots of help and advise available, feel free to ask should you need anything. 

    I hope you are having a good holiday. 

    Kind regards 


    ?  @blue_zebra ?
    Community Champion 


    ♿️?? EDSWarrior ??♿️

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