If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.
Please read our updated community house rules and community guidelines.

Hi, my name is TonyCH!

Options
TonyCH
TonyCH Community member Posts: 13 Listener
Hello Everybody,
I've used a buggy for the past four years and it has improved my lifestyle, but was such a shock to sometimes to become a non person. I found out about scope from a BBC podcast.
I was very surprised and upset to hear young disabled people can suffer abuse when out and about. I've had a few moments but because of my age (78) I'm just overlooked and treated as a child. Amazing how one grows a thick skin! Disabled parking can be a pain with some people begrudgingly thinking and sometimes saying 'What's wrong with you?'

Comments

  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    Hi @TonyCH

    Wishing you a warm welcome to the online community, it's great to her that you heard about Scope through a BBC podcast. Was it a podcast published today? Scope has released some new research about the attitudes towards disability and there has been some promotion surrounding that I think.

    This is a very supportive and welcoming site to be a part of so I’m hopeful that you’ll find it to be a positive outlet. Feel free to have a look around and get involved wherever you’d like 😊 I have included below a few of the pages I’d recommend having a look through to get used to things:

    • The virtual coffee lounge which is one of our categories, in which we play games and talk about general subjects such as hobbies and interests
    • The recent discussions page, which shows an overview of everything happening across the community
    • The categories page, which shows a full list of discussion groups on the community

    If you have any questions at all then don’t hesitate to ask.

    Online Community Coordinator

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.

    Did you receive a helpful reply to your discussion? Fill out our feedback form and let us know about it.
  • TonyCH
    TonyCH Community member Posts: 13 Listener
    Options
    Thank you Ross, the podcast was mentioned on a BBC news item so I followed it up.
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    TonyCH said:
    Thank you Ross, the podcast was mentioned on a BBC news item so I followed it up.
    That's great, well we're very glad to have you aboard :) 
    Online Community Coordinator

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.

    Did you receive a helpful reply to your discussion? Fill out our feedback form and let us know about it.
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.