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 rosco1!

rosco1 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
I'm very concerned about the new possible rules regarding Disabled People


  • girldream
    girldream Community member Posts: 11 Listener
    Welcome to the forum, I am new as well. Feel free to ask questions. Wdym ? Why are you concerned?:)
  • rosco1
    rosco1 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    edited November 2022
    Hi, I'm concerned that Disabled People's benefits will be cut by the Government, some off us are just getting by just now, what will it be like if our benefits are cut.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,149 Disability Gamechanger
    You really shouldn’t believe everything you read. There’s many other threads here regarding this and this is one of them, see link https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/97741/means-testing-disability-benefits#latest
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • rosco1
    rosco1 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    I do believe the Government will target the Disabled and Benefits people to claim back the money they are having to pay out,it is always the poor people they target, why not claim it off the richest of people. It really sickens & worries me.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
    I can hear how this would be concerning for you @rosco1. It sounds like this really sickens and worries you.

    Would anything, in particular, make this feel more manageable for you at the moment? We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome @rosco1 and thanks for sharing how you're feeling about things in the news recently.

    The stories in the news are anxiety inducing to say the least, and a worry for many disabled people. It might be helpful to stay away from reading the news for a while, to help take your mind off things. You're welcome to chat about things here, or use the forum to get to know other members, if you'd like :) 

    The key thing to remember is, no changes to PIP or Attendance Allowance have been confirmed by the government as things stand. 

    If there's anything you need a hand with, please do ask. 

    Online Community Coordinator

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

    Want to give us feedback? Complete our feedback form now.
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.