Hi, my name is PopCorn! — Scope | Disability forum
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.

Hi, my name is PopCorn!

PopCorn Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello, nervous posting here hope you all having an okay day.

I’m almost 50 and disabled and a recent wheelchair user.

hope to chat to others and find where to get support with certain issues 


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @PopCorn and welcome to the community! How are you doing today? :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,509 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Feel free to join in or ask any questions 

    I am also a wheelchair user is there anything specific you want to ask 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,478 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @PopCorn - & welcome to this friendly & supportive community. It's very nice to 'meet' you. Please ask any questions, as our members may be able to help. You can chat here, or you might like to try our virtual 'Coffee lounge.'
    Thank you, the sun is shining here & I've got my washing out, & may do a little gardening while the weather is so pleasant, so a good day. How about you? :)
  • PopCorn
    PopCorn Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi, thanks for the welcome

    im a recent wheelchair user @janer1967 as lost ability to walk past year. So thanks, I will need to buy a few accessories soon, but if u see a post and I forget who u was my appoligise my short term memory can be bad, I can go in kitchen four times and forget I went for a drink lol. 

    im feeling  exhausted after Monday being bit busy chasing  and trying to sort a few things up. 

    It’s just started to rain heavy and think we got bad weather as weather  warning on phine for the rest of evening, but I do like the sound of sight of rain it’s relaxing, just not when u get soaked,  so I might just watch some tv till I’m tierd. 

    @chiarieds hope the sun stayed out and you enjoyed your gardening did u plant or just tidy anything? Must get the grass cut soon, it grows so fast at the moment..

    no idea how I reply to each reply and hope I tagged people right, please feel free to advise how if not. 

    Take care, have a pleasant dry evening 

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,478 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @PopCorn - your replies are just right, tagging a person as you have done. Today stayed sunny, with a bit of a breeze, so a great washing day. I have a little greenhouse, so watered my tomatoes, tidied up my raised bed of herbs, & did quite a bit of deadheading & cutting back of flowers & my buddleia bush; tidied up my courgette plants to find another had escaped into a large marrow (!), & found a few strawberries.
    I hope you have a relaxing evening; I'm sure much needed after being busy sorting things out. Take care. :)
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,507 Scope online community team
    Hello @PopCorn

    Welcome to the community, I hope you are well.
    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.
  • Anne_2021
    Anne_2021 Member Posts: 22 Connected
    Welcome to the group @PopCorn. I am a newbie here aswell. So far so good, everyone very friendly and helpful ?Will say don't know much about wheelchair use. But can I offer a little advice. My Dad  was in a wheelchair for a sort while ,he needed things to make things easier at home ,dont think we paid for anything. Most things were free or donated. He even had a stair lift donated by a local charity ( it was quite a few years ago now in Shropshire) but you never know. Anyway this a great place for a rant or two ???


Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.