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Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
edited November 2020 in Coffee lounge
 Hi All,

I started a blog, inclusivelivingconcepts last year as I have lots of things I want to say and I believe that I can help people with my experiences and also learn from others. I don't understand about SEO and google rankings etc, apart from that ranking as number 1 in google would be amazing :wink: Don't worry I haven't got a big head. I just thought it would be nice to create a thread where everyone who is blogging/interested in blogging could help each other. If you're interested in my blog or have any questions feel free. If you get in touch, I can follow you back. :D 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,010 Disability Gamechanger
    Great idea @Lucy411 :) I'm still trying to understand SEO 2 years on  :D
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  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Ami2301 said:
    Great idea @Lucy411 :) I'm still trying to understand SEO 2 years on  :D

    Thanks, @Ami2301 I'll follow you back. Do you know anywhere I can learn SEO and is there other 'stuff?' I used to think it was just writing. :smile: Not replying in the other thread as conscious I may have inadvertently taken it off-topic. o:)
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,010 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you @Lucy411 :) All things blogging related, I have learned a lot from Ashley (Mental Health @ Home). Even though she mainly blogs about mental health, blogging is discussed once a week and she explains things simply enough for even me to understand (and I'm hopeless with the technical side of blogging)!
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  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,222 Pioneering
    htttp://xboxmanblog.wordpress.com is mine, feel free to follow and comment.


  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Ami2301 said:
    Thank you @Lucy411 :) All things blogging related, I have learned a lot from Ashley (Mental Health @ Home). Even though she mainly blogs about mental health, blogging is discussed once a week and she explains things simply enough for even me to understand (and I'm hopeless with the technical side of blogging)!

    Seems like I have a lot of reading to do. :smiley:
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    edited November 2020
    htttp://xboxmanblog.wordpress.com is mine, feel free to follow and comment.



    Will do but never going to catch up as you post every day :D Hope you're enjoying it. ...Your link has too many t's in it.
  • hdeakinhdeakin Member Posts: 120 Pioneering
    I found you all in this new thread 😊 I will sort out following you on your blog @Lucy411 and @Ami2301 I am shocked I don't yet follow you, I know I see them and read them from twitter and Facebook but I will put this right! 
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    hdeakin said:
    I found you all in this new thread 😊 I will sort out following you on your blog @Lucy411 and @Ami2301 I am shocked I don't yet follow you, I know I see them and read them from twitter and Facebook but I will put this right! 
    Nice to know you’re reading. I love it when an idea works out 😊
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,010 Disability Gamechanger
    This is why I love the blogging community, everyone is so supportive :) 
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  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Does anyone know how I delete my free WordPress website and substitute it for the paid one above? WordPress wants to charge me money to redirect. I've followed everyone in this thread but the ones who have follow through WordPress will see the free website that is not updated.  :s
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,010 Disability Gamechanger
    Lucy411 said:
    Does anyone know how I delete my free WordPress website and substitute it for the paid one above? WordPress wants to charge me money to redirect. I've followed everyone in this thread but the ones who have follow through WordPress will see the free website that is not updated.  :s
    @Lucy411 hopefully someone else can help :) I found another blog that would be of use with regards to all things blog-related, V from #MillennialLifeCrisis. She is one of the best I'd say :)
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,779 Disability Gamechanger
    Ami2301 said:
    This is why I love the blogging community, everyone is so supportive :) 
    This is really interesting to hear. I have never looked at many blogs before but maybe it would be worth me looking at a few.

    In my experience most of the internet is rude and hostile! But, I may well have just been looking in the wrong places! Obviously the Scope website is an exception but most sites I have been on like the YouTube comments section, review sections on shop websites, online video games and their communities, car forums, etc. are all unfriendly places with people being unsupportive or sarcastic! I have come across a few nice sites but the majority have been poor.

    I always assumed blogs would be the same but maybe I am wrong and should take a look at some. :smile:
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,010 Disability Gamechanger
    There are thousands of blogs, possibly millions. So plenty to choose from :) is there any topics you'd be interested in reading about @66Mustang? :)
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,779 Disability Gamechanger
    Anything really, I just like when someone is passionate about their subject. I do particularly like watches and cars though. Also food. :yum: I think I may have seen a few watch blogs before but not sure if they were actually blogs or just websites - what defines a blog?
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Ami2301 said:
    Lucy411 said:
    Does anyone know how I delete my free WordPress website and substitute it for the paid one above? WordPress wants to charge me money to redirect. I've followed everyone in this thread but the ones who have follow through WordPress will see the free website that is not updated.  :s
    @Lucy411 hopefully someone else can help :) I found another blog that would be of use with regards to all things blog-related, V from #MillennialLifeCrisis. She is one of the best I'd say :)
    I’ll check it out. Thanks 
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    @66Mustang I know what you mean but we’re a friendly lot. I’m disability but if you go on the Motability website and or their Facebook page I bet that community can point towards car blogs. A blog is a website but called a blog because someone is writing about something, usually within a specific theme or topic. 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,779 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @Lucy411 that makes sense about blogs, I will check out the Motability website. :)
  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,222 Pioneering
    Lucy411 said:
    htttp://xboxmanblog.wordpress.com is mine, feel free to follow and comment.



    Will do but never going to catch up as you post every day :D Hope you're enjoying it. ...Your link has too many t's in it.
    Check the archives on my Blog for past posts, some are all nice, cheerful and happy, some are like an extended episode of Eastenders, a bit depressing lol.


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,010 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang although a simple question, 'what defines a blog?' has been on my mind since you posed the question. Just my mind overthinking and all...  :D 

    I think 'a blog' can have a different meaning for everyone. My first ever opinion of them was that they are very similar to diary entries (but written for anyone to read). Since having my own blog, I now separate blogs from websites.

    For example, let's say Scope's website. I see it as an informative place to find resources. A blog can also be informative but from a more personal approach... if that makes sense? :)
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,779 Disability Gamechanger
    @Ami2301

    That makes perfect sense about the difference between a blog and a website to me, thank you for the explanation :smiley:
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Hi All,

    how's it going?

    Sorry I've been quiet, internet issues. Who's ready for Christmas?
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Hi @Lucy411

    No need to apologise, Internet has a habit of misbehaving :) 

    I'm well thanks, I'm almost ready for Christmas, just got stuff to wrap mainly. How are you getting along?
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  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,222 Pioneering
    edited December 2020
    I haven't done any entries on my Blog since around the end of last week, been busy, I'll do an extended edition later.

    Here's the correct link to mine if anyone wants to read, last entry was last Thursday, http://xboxmanblog.wordpress.com

  • hdeakinhdeakin Member Posts: 120 Pioneering
    Hi, I have been so busy. I have not written much on my blog recently. But I have done a couple of articles on the (Winter Wonderwheels) Superhero Series for the Ability today website. I am trying to listen to my body as I am definitely overdoing it. How are you doing? 😊
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Hi @Lucy411

    No need to apologise, Internet has a habit of misbehaving :) 

    I'm well thanks, I'm almost ready for Christmas, just got stuff to wrap mainly. How are you getting along?

    @Ross_Scope, waiting for one last present to arrive and then I'm done.

    @hdeakin, I always feel like I'm overdoing it. Hope you're managing to get some rest.
  • Tonia_Says1Tonia_Says1 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I've been blogging about CP at Tonia Says since 2014.  I'd love more people to read / comment (at least on neutral to good things.)


  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,222 Pioneering
    I'm about to do tonight's entry on the Xboxmanblog.

  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,010 Disability Gamechanger
    I've barely had any time to myself for the last 6 weeks, I'm so far behind with reading blogs and writing on my own blog. Hopefully I will learn how to balance everything soon!
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    It can take a while to learn how to make time for things @Ami2301, I'm finding that myself at the moment, especially with the hustle and bustle of Christmas. 

    Hopefully you manage to get some time to yourself over the festive season.
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,010 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @Ross_Scope any time I do get to myself, I catch up on sleep. Hooe you get some free time too :)
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  • happyfellahappyfella Member Posts: 55 Connected
    what is the best way to promote your new post
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Are you a blogger @happyfella? Is that why you're asking this?
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  • happyfellahappyfella Member Posts: 55 Connected
    i am thinking about becoming one
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    That's great @happyfella

    There are many ways yu could promote your blog, social media is obviously the easiest way, but there's also places like this community, if you wanted us to feature some of your work we would definitely look at doing that.
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  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Hi All, sorry life been hectic and it looks like I'm recruiting again. Hope everyone has had a good Christmas. I'm trying to relax which equates to films and junk food lol.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    I know people who blog but never tried myself 
  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,222 Pioneering
    I'll be doing tonight's Blog entry later.

    Not really done much to Blog about today though.

  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    I know about blogging but never  done it to be honest I don't k ow how 
  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,222 Pioneering
    I know about blogging but never  done it to be honest I don't k ow how 
    http://www.wordpress.com/ you can do a free Blog on there as I do.

  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    Thank you mr Allen hope things are ok with you  today 
  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,222 Pioneering
    edited December 2020
    Thank you mr Allen hope things are ok with you  today 
    Check your inbox I just PMd you a link to Wordpress :)

    Not too bad, relieved that things in South Yorkshire are staying as they are, if we'd gone up to Tier 4 I'd have to stay with my Parents till further notice, which would upset social services as I'd have to cancel both care companies till further notice, but quite frankly I don't give 2 hoots about them and their funding.

  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    Thank you I got that message 
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    It's a very weird start to the year that's for sure. I hope everyone managed to enjoy New Year's Eve and New Year even if a little differently. Happy New Year All. :)
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    Happy new year 
  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,222 Pioneering
    I'm about to do tonight's entry on my Blog.

  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    Thsts cool I havent tried yet 
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    I'm about to do tonight's entry on my Blog.


    I read them :) I couldn't do the daily grind like you do, admire your dedication. 
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Thsts cool I havent tried yet 

    @lisathomas50 give it a go, you could always set your blog settings to private if you don't want people reading your posts yet. It can be cathartic
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Given what I've just posted to lisathomas50 above, this may seem strange but I'm unsure whether to post about my current situation. I'm struggling and I think many are in the same situation but as I have no idea of the solution or what I actually want. I'm scared of bumming people out. One of my new PA's has resigned, change in family circumstances and the other is ill, meaning that I need to recruit completely from scratch. I hate this, I either have PTSD or just some symptoms, just begun therapy to hopefully improve/find out. I'm still battling Social Services who have out and out told me that without mental health evidence I would be expected to manage with four calls a day. Is this too heavy a subject till I reach some sort of a resolution? I'm scared of people's reaction and equally of no reaction at all but if I read or heard of someone going through a similar situation it would help me. All opinions welcome.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    I had care for three years  I had carers to start with but I wasn't  keen because  it was different people  all the time 

    I then had a pa who was only with me six months as she had a baby so had to choose  another pa  but this time a chose a male carer  he had to help me shower and dress and everything but he was absolutely  fab   had a good working relation ship  I didn't need care after three years but he stayed with me and it was great 

    At the end of the day its personal choice you might like havring carers but if you are used to haveing a pa  hsvringvcates may not be for you I went on to be a carer and a pa  but  most people I worked for didn't mind either but liked haveing a familiar face walk through the  door everyday 

    It is stressful going through it all  but itd your personal choice  couldnt you have someone  with you  when your choosing a pa  would thst help tske some of the stress away 😊 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    Could your doctor help eith medical evidence if you  wanted carers  are carers what you reslyvwsnt it is a hard decision to make becsuse its personal  and you need to know that things are going to go well I am here if you need to talk are you in england or wales 😀 
  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,222 Pioneering
    edited January 3
    Lucy411 said:
    Given what I've just posted to lisathomas50 above, this may seem strange but I'm unsure whether to post about my current situation. I'm struggling and I think many are in the same situation but as I have no idea of the solution or what I actually want. I'm scared of bumming people out. One of my new PA's has resigned, change in family circumstances and the other is ill, meaning that I need to recruit completely from scratch. I hate this, I either have PTSD or just some symptoms, just begun therapy to hopefully improve/find out. I'm still battling Social Services who have out and out told me that without mental health evidence I would be expected to manage with four calls a day. Is this too heavy a subject till I reach some sort of a resolution? I'm scared of people's reaction and equally of no reaction at all but if I read or heard of someone going through a similar situation it would help me. All opinions welcome.
    I know from painful experience that the Social Services are a bunch of Clowns! I've been battling them for just over 3 years because of my morning care company, some of their staff are hopeless, <moderator removed - offensive content>.

    Don't get me wrong I am NOT a racist, I just hate talking to these people, and will be in touch with my social worker tomorrow if I get chance, when she's back from annual leave.

  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    Mr Allen you may say your not racist  but you just made a racist  comment 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,455 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 3
    @MrAllen1976 I've edited your comment to remove the part that could be interpreted as offensive. I realise you didn't intend for your words to be prejudicial, however please bear in mind how language and phrases can be read and understood by others. 

    As a reminder of what isn't allowed on the community, please read our online community guidelines.

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  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,222 Pioneering
    Mr Allen you may say your not racist  but you just made a racist  comment 
    Your equals you're. Grammar is your friend.

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    If you can understand people then what difference does it make? Please be mindful of your comments.
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    @MrAllen1976 I too often use your when I mean you're but I think it was clear what @lisathomas50
    meant in this instance. 

    In the future please refrain from correcting others grammar, as this may inadvertently cause offense to those who for impairment-related reasons, struggle to spell or process language.  Thank you.
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  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    I had care for three years  I had carers to start with but I wasn't  keen because  it was different people  all the time 

    I then had a pa who was only with me six months as she had a baby so had to choose  another pa  but this time a chose a male carer  he had to help me shower and dress and everything but he was absolutely  fab   had a good working relation ship  I didn't need care after three years but he stayed with me and it was great 

    At the end of the day its personal choice you might like havring carers but if you are used to haveing a pa  hsvringvcates may not be for you I went on to be a carer and a pa  but  most people I worked for didn't mind either but liked haveing a familiar face walk through the  door everyday 

    It is stressful going through it all  but itd your personal choice  couldnt you have someone  with you  when your choosing a pa  would thst help tske some of the stress away 😊 
    Thanks. Tried that and nobody is denying I have care needs just how much budget that equates to! GP can't really help other than to say there is a diagnosis which is accepted anyway but not everyone with CP needs my level of assistance. I already know I prefer PA's. Thanks for the offer of a listening ear.

    @MrAllen1976, I understand where you're coming from. I always say I don't care about where people come from, beliefs etc but they need to speak fluent English and understand me.

    Thanks for the replies so far but my question was about whether I should blog about it or not?

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cher_Scope thank you, yes indeed it was very clear.
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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    I think its a good idea to blog about it because I think alot of people  have the same problem  with funding  I had funding for 40 hrs a week  which social services said I needed  but didn't need that much I  dropped my hours the 2nd year  and finished haveing care on the third year 

    I live in Wales and found when my mum came to stay with me for three months the help they wanted to put in was incredible  but my brother is still fighting to get care for her in  wolverhampton  so is paying for private care  

    I expect  you have already had an occupational  therapy assessment   to see how many hours of care you need  social services try and cut back on care  on one of the calls I had as a carer in the community I had 20mins to prepare dinner and fo personal care  thats why I did PA work in the end 

    The only suggestion I have if you need  more hours is ask social services  for a review of your csre hours which you have a right to fo 

    Blogging  about  it is a good idea though 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,010 Disability Gamechanger
    Hey @Lucy411 sorry to hear about your current situation. I do think it would be a good idea to either write about it on your blog or on Twitter. I think Twitter is the most popular social media platform to hear about other's experiences. If you do share it on Twitter, please let me know and I will do what I can in sharing to my followers too. :)
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  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    I think its a good idea to blog about it because I think alot of people  have the same problem  with funding  I had funding for 40 hrs a week  which social services said I needed  but didn't need that much I  dropped my hours the 2nd year  and finished haveing care on the third year 

    I live in Wales and found when my mum came to stay with me for three months the help they wanted to put in was incredible  but my brother is still fighting to get care for her in  wolverhampton  so is paying for private care  

    I expect  you have already had an occupational  therapy assessment   to see how many hours of care you need  social services try and cut back on care  on one of the calls I had as a carer in the community I had 20mins to prepare dinner and fo personal care  thats why I did PA work in the end 

    The only suggestion I have if you need  more hours is ask social services  for a review of your csre hours which you have a right to fo 

    Blogging  about  it is a good idea though 
    Constant case open for 2years plus! Never heard of anyone getting more than they need. That's fantastic though :)
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Ami2301 said:
    Hey @Lucy411 sorry to hear about your current situation. I do think it would be a good idea to either write about it on your blog or on Twitter. I think Twitter is the most popular social media platform to hear about other's experiences. If you do share it on Twitter, please let me know and I will do what I can in sharing to my followers too. :)

    Thanks, I'll write a blog post and share via Twitter, not sure what angel to write it from to be useful to others though.
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,010 Disability Gamechanger
    Hmm 🤔 if it was me writing the post, I would start by sharing my experiences with employing a PA, then go on to say about how a PA has/would benefit my independence. Then briefly outline your care needs/aspects you need assistance with and mention youre actively seeking a new PA (or however many you need)

    Then you can finish by asking your readers to share their experiences and if they could kindly recommend anyone/company/agency. I'd also use this question on Twitter, at the end of you tweet. My reason is because there may be some people who don't have a spare 5 or so minutes to read your blog post but if you ask a question instead, they would be more likely to answer.

    Hope this helps :)
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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    How many hours do you get now  40 hrs a week was to much  for me becsuse I went back to work  my pa was still doing my csre and  tskeing  me to work I told them to give the hours to some  one who needed  the hours 

    Social services get  it so wrong  sometimes  and my pa was getting money  for hours he hadnt work  which I didn't think was fair 

    Hope you get something sorted out  the  other thing you could do is complain to the  CIW thst you don't think your getting the hours you need  you can also get in touch with disability rights 


  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Ami2301 said:
    Hmm 🤔 if it was me writing the post, I would start by sharing my experiences with employing a PA, then go on to say about how a PA has/would benefit my independence. Then briefly outline your care needs/aspects you need assistance with and mention youre actively seeking a new PA (or however many you need)

    Then you can finish by asking your readers to share their experiences and if they could kindly recommend anyone/company/agency. I'd also use this question on Twitter, at the end of you tweet. My reason is because there may be some people who don't have a spare 5 or so minutes to read your blog post but if you ask a question instead, they would be more likely to answer.

    Hope this helps :)

    Good point @Ami2301, thank you for the advice.
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    How many hours do you get now  40 hrs a week was to much  for me becsuse I went back to work  my pa was still doing my csre and  tskeing  me to work I told them to give the hours to some  one who needed  the hours 

    Social services get  it so wrong  sometimes  and my pa was getting money  for hours he hadnt work  which I didn't think was fair 

    Hope you get something sorted out  the  other thing you could do is complain to the  CIW thst you don't think your getting the hours you need  you can also get in touch with disability rights 



    I have contacted people and everything is in progress, thanks @lisathomas50. I get more than 40 hours but less then what I need without my parents filling in. I'm pushing for 24hr.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    Sorry I couldn't help and hope you get what you need where I live they have a group of voluntary carers  who fill in the hours you cant get from social services 

    I dont need carers all the time very rarely do I need help now but if I am haveing a bad with my lupus I can phone them and  they come and help me  I donate to this group  because I want to  but it was started up three years ago by myself and two other carers  becsuse of problems like yourself  are haveing

    I no longer do care  I stopped at the beging of the year because I had corona virus  I havent worked since then I dont know if you have got that sort of thing where you live 😅 
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Sorry I couldn't help and hope you get what you need where I live they have a group of voluntary carers  who fill in the hours you cant get from social services 

    I dont need carers all the time very rarely do I need help now but if I am haveing a bad with my lupus I can phone them and  they come and help me  I donate to this group  because I want to  but it was started up three years ago by myself and two other carers  becsuse of problems like yourself  are haveing

    I no longer do care  I stopped at the beging of the year because I had corona virus  I havent worked since then I dont know if you have got that sort of thing where you live 😅 

    @lisathomas50 no problem at all. I appreciate your suggestions. What is the voluntary service called, please?
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    @Lucy411 if you go on line and type in voluntary services  for your area it should tell you I live in Wales and only know what is in my area  of wales 

    I have four organisations here hoyle and voluntary care services  and help u care and community voluntary help  I have had to have help today for a few hours  your doctor may also know of some where  different areas have different things  and different types of help  your local council may also know 




  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    @Lucy411 if you go on line and type in voluntary services  for your area it should tell you I live in Wales and only know what is in my area  of wales 

    I have four organisations here hoyle and voluntary care services  and help u care and community voluntary help  I have had to have help today for a few hours  your doctor may also know of some where  different areas have different things  and different types of help  your local council may also know 




    @lisathomas50 thanks, I'll have a search. This has got a bit off topic but I think it's given me a new post idea :).
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    Glad I could help even if its  in a small  way  other than that I don't know  my brother  lives in the west Midlands and he got in touch with a befriending agency to help him with my mum that is voluntary  and they do quite a bit fir my mum but it depends what  your needs are 

    If I think of something else I will let you know you can advertise for voluntary  help  if uou felt comfortable doing that  thats another option 
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Glad I could help even if its  in a small  way  other than that I don't know  my brother  lives in the west Midlands and he got in touch with a befriending agency to help him with my mum that is voluntary  and they do quite a bit fir my mum but it depends what  your needs are 

    If I think of something else I will let you know you can advertise for voluntary  help  if uou felt comfortable doing that  thats another option 

    It's personal care so no, but thanks.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,455 Disability Gamechanger
    @Lucy411 Thanks for sharing, I'll give that a read :)  How are you doing?  
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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    @Lucy411 I read your blogs you shared they are very good  best of luck with everything  
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    edited January 10
    @Lucy411 I read your blogs you shared they are very good  best of luck with everything  

    Thank you, Hope you're well?
  • Lucy411Lucy411 Member Posts: 74 Courageous
    @Lucy411 Thanks for sharing, I'll give that a read :)  How are you doing?  

    Thanks, hope you like it. Things are tough but I'm putting my best wheel forward. Take care.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 1,531 Pioneering
    @Lucy411 I am about as good as I can be like most people thanks for asking 🙂 
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