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Hello, I'm Martin. Semi-blind full-time carer to a wheelchair user. Oh and I do web sites.

martin_n Member Posts: 3 Connected
edited June 2020 in Start here and say hello!
Hello everybody, hope you're all doing as well everything 2020 brings considered.

I've been reading the Scope forums a fair bit, and needed to ask a question so, I created an account here.

I might be able to provide answers to some questions if people have any regarding the HOLD scheme, as I've gone through that process in Hampshire.

Not sure if it's appropriate but I also happen provide free website hosting for charities and people "with a charity related message".
I might look and see if there's a section for that kind of stuff.

So, hello!
Best of regards


  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

    Scope community team

    Hi @martin_n and thanks for finally posting. What sort of websites do you usually build?
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  • newborn
    newborn Member Posts: 741 Pioneering
    Welcome Martin,  you will be a great asset to Scope readers. 
    Your crossover of knowledge  areas will be remarkable.   

    A past Scope spokesman once wrote on the topic of how the disabled activists and organisations splinter up, understandably,  into separate specialist areas, but don't unite even between themselves,  let alone with the two other large groups who need to clamour together, but don't. Carers and Older people  have a huge amount in common, and their joint interests  are frequently exactly  the same or overlap closely with the disability splinter groups.

    Best wishes to you  (and the 'wheelie' you care for.)  
    Can people say "us wheelies must stand together"? (!)
    P.s.Have you noticed the Hold related situation in a post  since yours?
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @martin_n

    Good Afternoon & Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    I am one of a team of Community Champion’s here at Scope.

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

  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @martin_n! Really glad you joined us. :)

  • martin_n
    martin_n Member Posts: 3 Connected
    Thanks for the warm welcome to you all :)

    @Adrian_Scope, I've been doing white-labeled websites for all sort, from small local shops to sports clubs and some heavy industries like steel workers. Not sure what the forum policies are on self promotion, so I'll keep it somewhat anonymous until I find out whether such is frowned upon :)

    I moved to the UK in January of 2019, and needing to take care of my girlfriend, I took the time she needed. Been doing some websites and tech support on the side to make a bit of money, and I'm aiming to more actively take on UK clients pretty soon.

    Already got a decent list of charities around Southampton I'll be contacting, might as well give back where I can :)

    If "self promotion" is allowed in some sense, I would like to offer up my time, expertise and hosting to charities and good causes here on the forum. That might be a question you can answer Adrian, or @Chloe_Scope?

    I'll be looking around the forum and help where I can - but short on time these days, what with taking care of my partner, finding some suitable housing and client work. But I'll find time to help out, I'm sure :)

    @steve51 and @Chloe_Scope
    Thanks :)


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