Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Rosaria
Rosaria Community member Posts: 6 Connected
 My name is Rosaria and I am so pleased to have found this virtual community. 
I'm Italian, but I live in UK with my husband. I'm 30 years old and I live with Multiple Sclerosis since 2019. I think it would be nice to get new friends here.
Thanks for your time ☺️ 
Have a lovely day! 

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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Rosaria

    Wishing you a warm welcome to the community, it's nice to see you join us and I hope you are well.

    Thanks for telling us a bit about yourself, I'm sure you will be able to make new friends on the community, this is a very supportive and enjoyable place to be. 

    Please feel free to have a browse and get involved wherever you'd like, we have numerous categories so there's plenty to get stuck in to. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

    I would recommend browsing our virtual coffee lounge and getting involved with some of the games, and the recent discussions page to see a snapshot of what is going on across the site.
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Rosaria and welcome to the community from me as well. How are you doing today?

    Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself and I hope you enjoy exploring the forum. If you need a hand with anything or have any questions, please do let us know :)

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  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Rosaria Welcome to the site.
    Hope you get chance to have a good look around.
    Hope your not to cold either.
  • Rosaria
    Rosaria Community member Posts: 6 Connected
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    Thank you all for your warm welcome ☺️ @SueHeath Actually I have to say that in the South of England the weather is not too bad. 
    (Currently I'm in Crawley, West Sussex, but we are planning to move in the Oxfordshire in the next few months). 
    I hope you're doing well too.
    Xxx 


  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are lucky @Rosaria Mind you to day has been a nice spring day in the midlands.

    I am doing very well thank you.
  • Danielle_2022
    Danielle_2022 Community member Posts: 266 Pioneering
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    Hi @Rosaria,
    Just wanted to join the others in welcoming you to the community! Thanks so much for sharing your story with us, too. I hope that you have found the links shared above easy to navigate.

    Everyone here is lovely and I have no doubt that you’ll be making friends soon enough. I’m also glad that the weather hasn’t been too bad where you are. Have you managed to get out and about at all recently?
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  • Rosaria
    Rosaria Community member Posts: 6 Connected
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    @Danielle_2022 Hello Danielle. 
    Thank you so much for your welcome here  😊
    Yes, I have been in London  several times and also in Manchester, visiting some friends too. 
    I also worked in Cambridge few years ago and honesty I fell in love with that place. 

    About the community, I have seen that here there is a lot of human support and I'm really glad to have found it.
    I thought was hard for me to open myself, but I have to say that I feel relieved now that I can talk with someone who really wants to listen and share thoughts and feelings about disability. 

    You know, sometimes it's hard to realise that I have Multiple Sclerosis, because it's seems invisible most of the time and it is hard to accept it, especially when you're in your 30s. 
    However, I hope to find a different prospective, sharing ideas and making friends always helps. 

    Thank you a lot for your support here. 
    Have a nice day 😊
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    A warm welcome from me too @Rosaria. It is great to see you have joined us. I think we are a supportive and friendly community and I hope you will find the same. If you ever want to expand on your experience with disability in more depth, please feel free, we are here and listening. Similarly, if you have any questions or need any help with anything, please just let us know!  <3
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