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Hi everyone my name is funkyunicorn76

Hi everyone im sorry ive been loitering around and not posted, I have mental health issues and Fibromyalgia plus last year i had an accident in the shower which resulted in me being admitted to hospital they think its crumbling discs, so applied for mobility side of PIP still waiting for an assessment apparently , im also very lonely and isolated i i have no friends or family the only family i got is a 19 year old son whos living his own life so dont like to bother him! Im hoping to have some support and friendship being on here .xx


  • JenCoJenCo Member Posts: 122 Pioneering
    Welcome @funkyunicorn76
    I hope you find lots of great people and content on here :)

    The team are really supportive so I'd recommend reading through lots of articles and joining in.
    You'll be made feel welcome in no time
  • funkyunicorn76funkyunicorn76 Member Posts: 12 Listener
    Cool thank you 🙂
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @funkyunicorn76 and a very warm welcome to the community!

    If you are looking for a general chat then we have the coffee lounge, or here is a list of the topics which we talk about. :)

    Please feel free to get involved with anything! 
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  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,976 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @funkyunicorn76 - It's good to hear from you. This is a very friendly & supportive community, so please join in when you can, as you're most welcome. I'm sorry to read you feel lonely; something that can affect many people here, which is why it's nice to chat here sometimes. Do let us know if there's anything we can help you with, & I hope the wait for your PIP assessment isn't much longer. :)
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,447 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @funkyunicorn76 :)
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  • Denise11Denise11 Member Posts: 99 Pioneering
    Hello @funkyunicorn76   You have been in the wars, haven't you?  I'm sorry to hear of your troubles but hope you will be able to find a lot of new friends here at Scope  Tell me what kind of things do you interested in or rather what you would like to be doing if you were more able?  There is nothing more frustrating watching somebody (who means to be kind) taking over what you want to do!  Do you like reading?  I'm addicted to backgammon online at the moment  Denise
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @funkyunicorn76   Pleased to meet you.

    Sorry to hear what your going through.

    Please can I ask are you receiving any support regarding mental health.

    Might be worth looking at if not.

    Often mental health charities have social activities meet others like yourself.

    Offer floating support and suggest ideas, involvement in your care.

    Look at anything given you need help, support with use in house advisors, benefit and wellbeing advice.

    Welfare employment and training, education possibilities.

    Does help a lot to cope with your issues.

    As the charities often have coping methods and strategies to help, guide you.

    Take clientele with additional disabilities, conditions and illness.

    You can self refer or speak to your GP.

    Might not be in all areas.

    These three I used.




    Please if I can help or advise or be supportive with anything, ask me any questions or can help with any thing get in touch.

    You not alone you are a member of our community we have care and compassion with empathy and sensitivity.

    Please take care.


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