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Mags65
Mags65 Member Posts: 3 Listener
I noticed once I joined the the site covers England and Wales. I am Scottish so would there be any information available for Scottish disabled people? If not can you recommend a similar site covering Scotland ? Thank you in advance...


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  • Government_needs_reform
    Government_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    @Mags65 of course your welcome. Ask anything and someone will give you some advice.
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Mags65   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions.  We guide, advise and help new members who join the community.

    In response to your question we accept all members from all parts of The UK and also the World.

    Please have a look around our website. We are friendly.

    Is there anything you particular need to know. Get in touch.

    Some one will know a member of our team or community.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
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  • Mags65
    Mags65 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks for the welcome thespiceman. I suffer from peripheral neuropathy and C.O.P.D Along with various other ailments. It would be great to finally be able to discuss things with others who know the complications that comes with this horrible disease. 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,553

    Scope community team

    Hi @Mags65!
    While it's true that Scope is only based in England and Wales, that doesn't mean you're not welcome here. Some of our advice and information might not be applicable in Scotland, but we do have many Scottish members, so if you have any questions or need some advice, please just let us know and we'll do our best to support you. :smile:
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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Mags65 and a warm welcome to the community! Like Adrian has said, you are most welcome here and we will try and support you. :) 
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  • Mags65
    Mags65 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you all for the welcome :)
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Mags65 welcome to the community! How are you feeling today? :) 
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Ails
    Ails Member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Mags65 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  I'm Scottish too so always nice to have a fellow Scot on board!  As others have said, Scope has Scottish members also as well as other members from the UK and further afield and it advises/supports everyone.  You will find members on here with similar health issues to you, I'm sure, who can relate to your experiences.  However, we are all here to support you so if there is anything at all you need then just let us know.  When I first joined like you, I wondered how Scope could help me living in Scotland, but they have been a great support network for me and I have met so many lovely people here and made new friends.  I hope you enjoy your time on here and find it useful.  Feel free to have a look around the website.  The coffee lounge is a great place for meeting members and for lively discussion:-  

    https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/30618/welcome-to-the-coffee-lounge-a-place-to-chat?_ga=2.129231372.1007849483.1565554772-281155157.1556140304

    If you are looking for more general information for disabled people in Scotland, the following groups are a good source of info too:-

    https://inclusionscotland.org/

    http://www.capability-scotland.org.uk/

    http://gda.scot/

    I hope this helps, but if you have any other questions then please just ask.  All the best.  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)

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