Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Ainsley_83
Ainsley_83 Community member Posts: 22 Connected
edited February 2021 in Start here and say hello!
Hello everyone!

My name is Ainsley, and I am new to this forum. Hope you are all well xx

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  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello there @Ainsley_83 and welcome to our online community :) How are you today?  

    It's lovely to meet you and it's even better to see our members have been able to help you with a benefits query.

    Have you had time to explore the community yet?  If not, go have a gander at our recent discussions and see if anything takes your fancy!  

    Take care and speak soon.  
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  • Ainsley_83
    Ainsley_83 Community member Posts: 22 Connected
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    Hey @Cher_Scope!

    I'm doing ok today thank you. How are you?
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Ainsley_83

    Ah that's good! Yep I'm doing well thank you, doing lots of daily walks to get through lockdown and making my way through a heck of a lot of Netflix  :D  How are you finding it all?
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  • Ainsley_83
    Ainsley_83 Community member Posts: 22 Connected
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    @Cher_Scope I binged stranger things at the weekend! Watching The vanishing at the Cecil hotel right now.

    Getting fed up of lock down now, my kids mental health is suffering, but I'd rather they were safe at home right now.

    I'm liking it here, loads of information, and help when needed :) 
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Ainsley_83 Oooh I say, that Vanishing programme was next on my list.  Is it good viewing?

    Oh I know, the lockdown is especially tough for children.  Is it the lack of school and not seeing friends they're struggling with?  They are definitely in the best place for now and I have everything crossed for a return to some kind of normality soon.

    Glad to hear you like it here  <3
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  • Ainsley_83
    Ainsley_83 Community member Posts: 22 Connected
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    It's really dragged out. I'm onto the second episode and don't feel it's moving forward fast enough for me  :D My oldest left school at the christmas holidays and is at college. College fits him better, and I see a massive change already in him.

     My youngest is anxious about going back to school. He is terrified he brings covid home and I catch it :( It's heart breaking trying to reassure him @Cher_Scope
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