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Hi my name is Tina 53 and I'm from West Sussex looking to make friends online/offline.

tinaalextinaalex Member Posts: 1 Listener
I've lived in West Sussex three years I'm married with 4 adult children & 6 grandchildren but have to care for my daughter quite often as she has a very rare disorder.. I also care for my elderly parents and I don't have anyone apart from my husband and need some time for myself.


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Thus is a very friendly community 

    We dont meet socially but lots of members around to connect with virtually 

    You might like to visit our coffee lounge for general chat 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,071

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    edited March 17
    Hi @tinaalex and welcome to our community.  it's lovely to meet you and it sounds like you have a busy family life.

    If you feel comfortable sharing with us, what is your daughter's condition and do you think she's getting enough support with it generally?

    Also, carer stress is a biggie so I understand how you could feel like you need time out.  The Carers UK website is a great resource and one of its webpages covers taking a break when you're a carer.  I know the current situation with covid-19 makes this especially difficult but, once you're able to, make sure to look into having some time out to recharge your batteries.

    To have a look at what our members have been talking about you can read our recent discussions, while if you want something light-hearted like games and fun chat, check out our virtual coffee lounge.  Our members are a friendly bunch so don't be afraid of joining in.  

    In relation to making friends offline, I wonder if you have any specific interests that you could join a club around?  For instance, do you like knitting, zumba or gardening?  Maybe we could find something close to where you live that could be a social outlet for you :)

    Please let me know if you have any questions and in the mean-time take care and speak soon.
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,039

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @tinaalex :) Have you had a chance to take a look around the community yet? 
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,222 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @tinaalex - I just wanted to add my welcome to the community. How are you getting on today?  :)
  • megs2019megs2019 Member Posts: 40 Connected
    Hi @tinaalexwelcome and how are you  and how are you finding this website 
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