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New here, looking for support near Stafford

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LKRT
LKRT Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited October 2021 in Start here and say hello!
I am trying to find out if there are any disability support groups near me in Stafford. I am feeling very isolated, alone and desperate to find someone to talk to that can relate. Most support groups seem to be for specific conditions but I am living with no known diagnosis. I'm a wheelchair user with neurological symptoms among other problems. 

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  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Community member Posts: 370 Pioneering
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    Hi @LKRT..I'm sure someone will get back to you soon..who can help you with your query.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @LKRT :) It's great to have you with us. 

    I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling lonely at the moment. I hope that the community can help to ease this feeling a little, as many of our members will be able to relate to your experiences. As Alex1970 has helpfully pointed out, we have a category for discussions relating to neurological conditions that might be of interest to you. You can view the other categories of discussion we facilitate on the category page. I'd definitely recommend popping into the coffee lounge for a chat!

    Have you been in touch with your local council to see if they have any groups or events that you could attend? It seems as though they have something called Staffordshire Connects, which could help you to find something local to you?

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • LKRT
    LKRT Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you very much everyone for being so welcoming. I have looked into Stafford Connects and contacted a few places. I've just moved here so don't know the area. 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's good to hear @LKRT :)

    Another good way of finding groups in your area is through using sites such as meetup.com. I've seen groups especially for disabled people on there before, so it could be worth having a look. It can be difficult meeting new people when you've just moved to a new area, but it's good that you're hoping to put yourself out there!

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,177 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @LKRT - & welcome to the community from me too. :)  There are different groups for disabled people/wheelchair users in the following link, which I hope may also be helpful. Please see: https://www.ableize.com/disabled-groups-and-clubs-by-county/staffordshire/

  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,650 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @LKRT

    Welcome to the community, I would echo what the others have said about the local council, they will know what events or groups are going on in your local area. Hope you enjoy being a part of the community :) 
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