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Dont really know what I'm doing

h11 Member Posts: 20 Connected
Hello, I'm exploring this community to see if it would be suitable and good thing for my daughter to possibly make friends.
She has a number of mental disabilities as well as physical problems and is very isolated. I'm not really sure if I'm doing this right though! 🙂


  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,504 Disability Gamechanger
    Though it’s not a chat room I’m sure she would make lots of friends, it’s a very friendly and supportive community. 🙂

    Happy new year 🥳 

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,986 Disability Gamechanger

    Welcome to the forum.

    I would say you did the right thing by reaching out… :)

    This is a pretty safe community with rules on sharing things like contact info, if that’s something you were worried about.

    I’m on a lot of other forums and I can say, while you get disagreements on any website, and this is no exception, it is one of the most friendly and supportive forums I’m on.

    There is a lot of chat about various mental and physical issues and also just general chat about random nonsense as well so I’m sure there would be something of interest :smiley:
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,043 Pioneering
    Hi @h11 Welcome to the Community. In the Coffee Lounge you can play games and share photos of any crafts or art have a look and see. No personal information is shared. She could join in and hopefully feel less isolated.
  • h11
    h11 Member Posts: 20 Connected
    What if she were to make a connection and friend is thereca way to then be able to contact each other privately?
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,272 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Once syr has posted and gained 25 points which you get pretty quick she can then send personal messages to other members which are only seen by those she sends them too . Then if she wants they can swap emails or phone numbers and other contact details or just keep messaging on here if she doesn't want to shard details 
  • h11
    h11 Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Thanks thats really helpful and good to here. 
    How are these points gained? 
    Sorry I feel like I'm asking questions I probably should know but tech isn't my strongest point! 

    It just so frustrating, she has been so poorly for several years on top of her already disabilities. No one has given a straight answer as to a diagnosis, covid has made it impossible to get appointments or talk to doctors. She is deteriorating in front of my eyes physically and that in turn is making her sad and down. She is almost house bound, no friends. Its heart breaking. 

    So I hope this works! 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,272 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again 

    You gain points by posting , replying , adding photos etc 

    It must be heartbreaking for you she would be welcome here and supported . 

    Have a look round the site the coffee lounge is for general discussions and games and things and recent discussions shows all recent posts 
  • h11
    h11 Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Thanks so much. Janer1967
    I'll have a nosey. 


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