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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @77cp    Please to meet you.

    Thank you for joining.

    I am one of the team of Community Champions.  We guide, advise and help members of our community.

    Please have a look around the website, any questions feel free to join in.

    We are friendly, offer compassion, empathy, sensitivity.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman  
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @77cp - Welcome to this great community. It's a lovely day here just now with the sun shining. What's it like where you are? :)
  • 77cp
    77cp Member Posts: 21 Connected
    Too early to know what it will be later on.

  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,396 Pioneering
    Hi @77cp
                    Welcome to the community and thank you for joining us. Please feel free to take a look around the community and join in with any conversations which may be of interest to you. Also, please do ask any questions you may have as there will be someone on the community who will be able to help. There are many lovely people on the community and we are all here to support one another. Please would you like to share a little about yourself? Thank you. 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @77cp - A better day than yesterday here; the sun shining, & no cold wind today. How is your weekend going? :)
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @77cp :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • 77cp
    77cp Member Posts: 21 Connected
    Good advice. Thanks
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

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    Welcome @77cp. :smile:
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  • 77cp
    77cp Member Posts: 21 Connected
    I have had a cerebal palsey diagnose all my life. I went to a special school and then to a mainsttream Secondary school returning to the boarding school at night.Left education at sixteen and got a job.Had many different jobs finally ending up in the civil service for ten years until Mrs Thatcher decided she had too ma ny civil servents . I then worked in a voluntary capacity as I was not able to get back into work
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @77cp - Thank you for sharing about yourself. When I qualified as a physio, I worked with children who had cerebral palsy. I'm retired now, but have also dealt in antiques, eventually having a secondhand & antiquarian bookshop for many years.
    I've got a genetic disorder (the hypermobile type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) which has affected my joints, so I now do the exercises I used to teach as a student!
    Are you still doing voluntary work?
  • 77cp
    77cp Member Posts: 21 Connected
    No. I gave up a  couple of years ago. It was a disability charity dealing with all aspects of disability. As well as cp I was dropped at 5 months resulting in paralys of my left side and Epilepsy . Fortunatly I do not have fits now and I am able to walk though I have a hemi gait.. As well as all that I have a diagnosis of Bipolar. Good mixture.
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @77cp

    Good Morning & Welcome ??

    I am also a Community Champion here at Scope.

    Please please let me know if there’s anything that I can help/support you with??

    @steve51
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @77cp   Please if you have Bi polar.

    These mental health charities offer support, advice, wellbeing and assist you with any thing benefits.

    I used all three.

    https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk.

    https://www.mind.org.uk.

    https://www.rethink.org.

    Might nor be in all areas. You can self refer or speak to your GP.

    Do take clientele with additional disabilities , conditions, illness as well mental health.

    Please ask any questions happy to answer.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman


    Community Champion
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  • 77cp
    77cp Member Posts: 21 Connected
    thespiceman
    Thanks for the info but I have been a sufferer so long that I have experienced the charities you mrntioned. That seems to be where the problem lies. It is left to charities to cater for those of us who are not fortunate enough to help themselves instead of the government doing thier bit.
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2020
    Hello @77cp   Sorry to hear that, I had mine issues for thirty plus years.

    Do know any part of healing recovery is helping yourself.

    I have and found the charities very responsive if you do say no.

    To any thing they may offer or suggest.

    You have to understand all these charities are cash strapped under funded, over burden subscribed.

    Staff working all hours.

    I do think and did suggest that those who are having problems adjusting helping themselves in any mentla health problems or diffciulties.

    Have a befriender in the charity, unfortunately that never emerged..

    Please can I ask what would make you consider helping yourself or adapting to circumstances.

    All of us expect the Government to consider looking after us old from cradle to grave not so.

    We know this being on this community discuss, debate this every day, more or less.

    Meet people like you.

    I do wish I can help more , used to assist and help those like yourself in my community.

    Abused, mistreated and used as part of mate crime or hate crime.

    Become a friend taught many with learning disabilities to do lifestyle tasks, duties and anything else.

    Cooking, cleaning how to set up bank accounts and apply for benefits and much more.  

    Distressing to see and hear and deal with.

    All elderly gents missed by Councils care systems.

    Have you ever looked at alternative support.

    These offer a lot.

    https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk.

    https://www.redcross.org.uk.

    Have own support welfare and can help in a crisis.

    Please I am always here if I can help.

    Pleasure to meet you.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • Ails
    Ails Member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @77cp and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and I hope you enjoy your time with us.  If there is anything we can do to help/support you then please just let us know.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • 77cp
    77cp Member Posts: 21 Connected

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