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Sam_Alumni
Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
edited January 2020 in Coffee lounge
Have you discovered something simple that’s made a huge difference to your life?

Maybe you’ve modified an Ikea product into something that would have cost the earth from a specialist shop. Or you’ve discovered a really useful app that could help others.

We love the community’s creativity and ingenuity, and your lived experience is so valuable. It’s great when those ideas are shared – so tell us yours!
Scope
Senior online community officer
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  • Adam_Alumni
    Adam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 164 Pioneering
    edited February 2019
    When preparing for travel always  phone ahead and ask for assistance. where possible try to allow for delays and unforeseen circumstances.. (shared by a community member)
  • Adam_Alumni
    Adam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 164 Pioneering
    edited February 2019

    If you have a child that has difficulty sleeping, consider:

    Installing black-out blinds.

    Be mindful of bedroom colours -  Blues and greens are great colours for relaxation. Avoid bright colours that are stimulating to look at, such as red, yellow and orange in the bedroom.

    Remove all screen from sight  including TV, iPad, mobile phones and any other device.

    If sleeping away from home, take a familiar Item such as cuddly toy with you.

    (shared by a community member)

  • Adam_Alumni
    Adam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 164 Pioneering
    All posts from @Adam_Scope are tips originally shared by community members.
  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering

    Magic whiteboard is great for all sorts of uses around the home - write-on, wipe-off sheets of static plastic. Creates a whiteboard from a roll - anywhere in seconds. I use it for visual timetables.


  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    These are great! Keep them coming :)
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • Adam_Alumni
    Adam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 164 Pioneering
    edited February 2019

    If like me you find cutting difficult, buy sliced food where possible such as vegetables, cheese and chicken.

    I use slip on shoes to avoid laces and always try to get drinks in a container when I am in public to avoid spillages. 


  • Kate_Scope
    Kate_Scope Scope Navigate service Posts: 74 Pioneering
    edited February 2019
    https://www.argos.co.uk/product/4230429   my daughter has Cerebral palsy and finds lifting kettles hard. if we are out in the day at work and she is home from college, we fill this so she doesn't have to lift kettles :) her hand function is good and she can press buttons easily but her strength isn't enough to lift a kettle 
  • happy91
    happy91 Member Posts: 101 Pioneering
    Anyone who needs a bobble - cut the top off of an old sock. Hey presto, bobble. Saved me when not able to get out to the shops for one!

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