Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024

Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.

I'm 49 and looking to get back into work,

Polar_bare Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited January 2021 in Work and employment
Thank you for this great community. 


  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,143 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Polar_bare - Welcome to the community & thank you for joining. How are you today? Have you had any snow? :)
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,506 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome to the community @Polar_bare :) How are things?

    Would you like to tell us a little bit about yourself?

    Please give us a shout if you need any support navigating the community. Two great places to start are our virtual coffee lounge, and the list of recent discussions. Feel free to join in with any discussions that catch your eye!
    National Campaigns Officer, she/her

    Sign our petition calling on politicians to stop demonising us
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome from me too 

    Have a nice day and look forward to seeing you around 
  • Polar_bare
    Polar_bare Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you Tori. 

    Things are ok thank you. 

    I'm 49 and looking to get back into work, however I'm seeking support as my confidence has gone.
  • Polar_bare
    Polar_bare Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you very much Janer1967. 

    I hope that you also had a good day. 
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2021
    Hello @Polar_barea very warm welcome, how are you? :) 

    Great to hear you are looking to get back into work, but I'm sorry to hear your confidence has gone. I know how you feel, I've been in that place where confidence is hard to come by but I can assure you that you will have skills that will be valuable to many employers. 

    Volunteering, in my opinion, is always a good bridge into work as it offers a chance to gain skills and experience, have you considered this? Also, Scope have a range of services that are designed to help people find, get and maintain work, such as the Support to Work programme.

    Do you know what sort of work you would be looking for?
    Online Community Coordinator

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.

    Did you receive a helpful reply to your discussion? Fill out our feedback form and let us know about it.
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.