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Hi, my name is Aardvark77!

Aardvark77 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
I'm happy to come across this forum as my brother has disabilities and is currently very unwell in hospital and going through a lot of stress due to his family situation. I've been trying to support him as much as possible but could sure do with some friendly support here too. 


  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,751 Disability Gamechanger
    Hope your brother feels better soon <3
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @Aardvark77. Welcome to Scope’s forum. It is great to see you have joined us. How are you today?

    Thanks for reaching out to us. I appreciate how much courage it can take to say you could do with some friendly support here too.

    Often, it is too easy to forget our own wants and needs when the people around us are struggling. You have done really well to recognise where you are at.

    It sounds really tough that your brother has disabilities and is currently unwell in hospital and going through a lot of stress due to his family situation.

    Would you like to tell us more about how this is making you feel and what might help this to feel more manageable for you at the moment? We are here for you  :)

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello there @Aardvark77 and welcome, it's great to have you join the community :) It's a very supportive and friendly place, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you need to. 

    I'm sorry to hear about your brother, and I hope he recovers well soon. Was there anything in particular you feel we could help with?

    You are welcome to have a look around the forum, you can view all the latest discussions in recent discussions, browse topics in our categories page, or head over to the coffee lounge to chat and play games with other members. 

    Do let us know if you need a hand with anything, and enjoy your evening.

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  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to our great group @Aardvark77 Hope your brother is okay and that's lovely to think your supporting him so well.
    Hope you don't mind me asking, but while i was typing your Tag/user name it reminds me of something i just can't think.
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