Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is maureen55!

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maureen55
maureen55 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Over last few years my disability has developed to the point that I’m now housebound except for when family take me out using my wheelchair.  I have very good family and are grateful for that, but feel very alone.  I dread waking each morning, my life seems to consist of pain and pills.  I feel life is passing me by. I’m hoping through this group to be able to make new online friends.

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community Feel free to join in or ask any questions 
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Morning @maureen55
    Welcome to Scope, have a look at the Coffee Lounge which is great to chat to new people.

    All the best.
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    Wishing you a warm welcome to the community.

    It's lovely to see you join us, as I hope you have already seen this is a very supportive and welcoming place so I'm sure you'll enjoy getting involved. If you ever have any questions about the community then feel free to ask.

    I'm sorry to hear about how you're feeling at the moment, you seem to be feeling quite isolated and finding it hard to cope, so I hope that being a part of this site can help with that and act as a positive outlet for you.

    Do you have any kind of care in place to support with daily tasks and mobility? Have you ever had a needs assessment through your local authority?

    Your mental health is very important, so if you do ever feel as though it is something you need support with then don't hesitate to contact your GP to talk with them about it, and they would be able to support you.
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello again @maureen55 how have you been doing since you joined the community?
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