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Hi, my name is stebbsie999!

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stebbsie999 Scope Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hello to everyone. My name is John and I am a 1 leg amputee, I have been quite lonely since last October, as my wife had to go into  care home on account of Dementia!

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2022
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    Welcome to the community @stebbsie999 :) It's great to have you on board, so thank you for joining!

    Thank you also for sharing a little bit about your situation. I'm sorry to hear that your wife has had to go into a care home, and that you've been feeling a bit lonely. I can only imagine how challenging that must be. 

    We're a friendly bunch here, so I'm sure you'll fit right in. If you fancy taking part in some general chatter and games, you might like to head over to our virtual coffee lounge. You can view our other categories on the categories page.

    Have you had a look to see whether there are any local groups in your area that you could join to help ease some of those feelings of loneliness? I appreciate not all of them will be accessible, unfortunately, but there may be some that are. 

    Do you have any particular interests or hobbies?
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    I am also an amputee sorry to hear about your wife do you get to visit her at all ? 

    Hope to see you around and we can support you to feel less lonely 
  • stebbsie999
    stebbsie999 Scope Member Posts: 4 Listener
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    I have been told bout a Grandad club in Cheam, but having checked out their meet up place on the day I was told, I found it closed, and have no contact number for anybody? 
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,751 Disability Gamechanger
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    could you ask the person that told you about it @stebbsie999?
  • stebbsie999
    stebbsie999 Scope Member Posts: 4 Listener
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    It was Age UK, but did as you said, but found out no more info
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @stebbsie999
    Hopefully this very friendly community will make you feel good :)
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
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    Did you contact Age UK generally, or your local branch @stebbsie999? I assume it'd come under Age UK Sutton, who you can email on activities@ageuksutton.org.uk :)
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  • stebbsie999
    stebbsie999 Scope Member Posts: 4 Listener
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    It was Age UK Sutton that I contacted. The leaflet they provided me with is dated Feb. 2013, so perhaps the club disbanded owing to Covid or whahtever. ----Thanks for trying to help.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
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    Ahh yes, perhaps that group doesn't exist anymore @stebbsie999. From looking on their website, it seems that they currently run the following activities: 
    Do any of those interest you? 

    As teddybear12 has said, your local council would be another good place to ask, as they should know what's going on. Do you know how to contact them? 
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