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hey all. would love to meet new people and make new friends

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SARAHSMITH_1984
SARAHSMITH_1984 Community member Posts: 6 Courageous
hey my name is sarah.
37 years old.
have multipule disabilties/conditions
3 boys ages 12,8 and 9 disabilities too.
engaged been with partner 13yrs but known him longer.
live in leamington spa uk.
would love to meet and make new friends.
tried local groups but due to disabilities/conditions unable to travel far or go out late and not been treated very well by them.

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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,751 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @SARAHSMITH_1984 your profile picture is awesome!

    I'm so sad for you that they treated you badly. I've wanted to try local groups but always been scared to and more I hear they just sound cliquey and not my cup of tea. 

    Do you and your partner plan to marry soon or just happy engaged for now? 3 pre-teen boys close in age must keep you very busy!!!!
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Morning @SARAHSMITH_1984 welcome to our great group.
    It's the best thing i have joined on line.
    We have all sorts going on with the forum, so when your ready have a look around the site, any problems just ask.
    You can join in on any of the chats or ask your own question.
    I look forward to seeing you around.
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @SARAHSMITH_1984
    Welcome from me :) Please join in the discussions. 
  • Karen7788
    Karen7788 Scope Member Posts: 598 Pioneering
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    Hi@sarahsmith_1984, hello and welcome
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community from me too @SARAHSMITH_1984 :) Thanks for joining, and for telling us a bit about yourself!

    I'm also sorry to hear that you had that experience when trying to attend local groups and events. Have you had a look to see whether there are any social groups for disabled people in your area? They can be a bit more accessible. If you're not sure where to look, your local authority might be able to help. 

    I hope that you can connect with some likeminded people here on the community. The coffee lounge is a great place to take part in some casual chat and games. You can see the other kinds of topics we discuss here on the categories page.
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  • Jo_2022
    Jo_2022 Community Volunteer Host Posts: 298 Pioneering
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    Hey @SARAHSMITH_1984! 😎 Welcome to the Scope online community!! It is fantastic to find out a bit about you and thank you for sharing your story with us 🙂.

    I hope you have a positive experience here and get the opportunity to meet kind and interesting people.

    I really like the profile photo! Sorry you had negative experiences in the past at local groups. It takes courage to accept living with a disability and everyone deserves to feel connected.

    Have you got anything nice planned for the weekend? 

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  • SARAHSMITH_1984
    SARAHSMITH_1984 Community member Posts: 6 Courageous
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    @Biblioklept happy to be engaged for now. marriage is expensive and being on benefits i cant afford it at the mo. yea they do even tho i can t do much due to one of my conditions which is fibro
  • SARAHSMITH_1984
    SARAHSMITH_1984 Community member Posts: 6 Courageous
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    @Tori_Scope i have tried looking and there isnt any or the groups i have seen are too far for me to travel to as i dont drive and i dont travel far from home as for the local authority yea but no. they dont much. waste of time. might speak with my local mp but with things going on at the mo he may be very busy


  • SARAHSMITH_1984
    SARAHSMITH_1984 Community member Posts: 6 Courageous
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    thanks all for the postive and lovely comments didnt expect to have so many reply's
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @SARAHSMITH_1984. It is the very least you deserve. If we can do anything else to support you, please don't hesitate to let us know. I hope fibro is being as kind as it can be to you at the moment - a little devil it is indeed!  >:) :D
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  • SARAHSMITH_1984
    SARAHSMITH_1984 Community member Posts: 6 Courageous
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    @L_Volunteer it can be unpredicatable hun. but cold weather seems to effect me worse than hotter weather
  • thara9643
    thara9643 Posts: 69 Connected
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  • SARAHSMITH_1984
    SARAHSMITH_1984 Community member Posts: 6 Courageous
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  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Morning @thara9643 hope your well - how are you with all this heat ?

    Look forward to seeing you in the coffee lounge @SARAHSMITH_1984
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Just adding a warm welcome and hello to you @SARAHSMITH_1984 how are you finding the community? :)

    Let us know if there's anything we can help with, and thanks for joining.

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    I agree @SARAHSMITH_1984. I always find heat helpful for fibro so I tend to struggle less in the summer than in the winter. In a way, the summer is a relief. However, as you say, that rule doesn't apply every day as it is unpredictable  <3
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  • Emily54636072
    Emily54636072 Community member Posts: 84 Courageous
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    I’ve only just started reaching out for my goals 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
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    What kind of goals do you have @emilyanner? :) 
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