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Hi, my name is Joanne_Scope

Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 190 Pioneering
Hello everyone,

My name is Joanne and I work for Scope based in Leeds.
I am looking forward to getting to know the Community.

I live close to the glorious Yorkshire Dales, and I love making the most of the beautiful area I live in. 
I am also addicted to crime fiction and read obsessively.
I have two grown-up daughters, one of whom is getting married this year, so I am extremely excited about being the mother of the bride! 

I am still getting to know my way around the Community and hopefully will get to know some of you over time.



  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,919 Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @Joanne_Scope. Glad to have you with us and I'm sure you'll be an amazing asset! :smile:
    Do you have any good book recommendations?
    Senior Community Partner

    If you have a few minutes to spare, we'd appreciate your feedback on our online community.
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,579 Scope community team
    Hi @Joanne_Scope great to have you on the community!

    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

    Want to tell us about your experience on the community? Talk to our chatbot and let us know. 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Joanne_Scope   Pleased to meet you. Welcome.

    I am one of the community champions of the forum.  Look forward to working and supporting you.

    I am always on here my many posts and my recipes.  Plus anything else wellbeing.

    Happy to answer any food or cooking questions. Or anything else with the forum.  Get in touch.

    I live in the North East so know the whole area of Leeds and the Yorkshire Dales love the area .

    Scenic. Beautiful .

    Wishing you well and hope you enjoy being part of a great 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.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,182 Disability Gamechanger
    @Joanne, hello and welcome, you sound wonderful I hope you settle in with the cummunity and hope to be reading your posts. 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,123 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Joanne_Scope welcome to the community! Nice to meet you :)
    Community Champion
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • OpusOpus Member - under moderation Posts: 47 Courageous


    What is a community champion?
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Opus   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining.

    A community champion is a volunteer role on the forum.  We answer any posts. Welcome and introductions to new members.

    Any unanswered posts we can help with and advise. Or any posts that the community champion can give any additional information, be supportive offer anything else in the related post.

    Such as organisations, associations, societies related to any disability or illness or conditions.  That member may have.

    We  police the forum .  According to house and community house rules. When you signed up.  Any of those breaches we have to flag those up to SCOPE team.

    Also posts that we can refer to SCOPE team or those causing insensitivity or hurt or harm with comments.

    I sometimes see posts that I think the member could be seeking help and experiencing distress.

    One being this neglect, mental health issues such as suicidal thoughts, those with health histories as such like mine addiction.

    Others like abuse from family members or others causing the problems. 

    I do refer to the SCOPE Team.  To see how we as a community can do more by giving them the member concerned some support.

    I have mental health issues have a lot of knowledge, experience on that . With an addiction history as well.

    I am clean from that so have that knowledge as well.

    Also have nutritional and lots of foodie knowledge expertise.

    My recipes. Not a qualified Nutritionist  but have a lot of qualifications and experience.

    Use that to help members on many posts.

    Qualities I think are important  need to be sensitive, caring, kind and honest open approach be friendly.

    You can spend as long you want on the forum. As long you do a few hours. I am always on here most days.

    You will see a number of us on the forum some identify themselves. I do.

    All helps to be amicable and friendly.

    Please if you are interested you can contact SCOPE.

    [email protected]

    Hope that helps you.

    Pleasure to meet you.

    Take care.


    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Joanne_Scope :)
    Senior online community officer
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Joanne_Scope :)
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • pink_princesspink_princess Member Posts: 131 Pioneering
    Hi @Joanne_Scope

    I see everyone is making you welcome I just wanted to introduce myself I'm one of the community champion who help out on the forum look forward getting to know you I’m sure you will be just fine here 😀
  • buzzerbuzzer Member Posts: 107 Pioneering
    Welcome @Joanne_Scope

    Try & be kind to one another even if we may have different views. 

  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Welcome Joanne .
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