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Would you be interested in a daytime zoom coffee & chat for disabled people?

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KiaZ
KiaZ Community member Posts: 25 Connected
Hi. Sadly I don't know of any ways of connecting with other disabled people in an easy and accessible way. 
Sadly I'm not able to be as active and since having to stop work & written off as unfit by OH I have felt I should try not to isolate so much but definitely easier said than done. 

I was thinking of zoom sessions as an easy practical idea for many of us who perhaps can't get out as much or as easily or/& for those not currently able to work. 

I thought a poll may be a good idea to see if it would appeal to enough people. 

Thanks and it's so great to recently have found & joined the community 🥰

Would you be interested in a daytime zoom coffee & chat for disabled people? 9 votes

I love the idea of this! Sign me up!
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Tammyjane33TaliesenSandy_123durhamjaide2001 4 votes
I like the idea but sadly daytime wouldn't work for me
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Unfortunately my disability/ties & zoom clash
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OverlyAnxiousBiblioklept 2 votes
Zoom? Zoom who?
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Sadly I don't like the idea for other reasons
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leeCalwoodbineBinky1234 3 votes
I can't get access to zoom 😕
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
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    I think this is an interesting idea @kiaz :) I imagine that many disabled people feel the same, and would enjoy something like a regular video call. It's something that other members on the community have discussed before.

    What kinds of topics do you think it'd be good to discuss during the calls?
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  • KiaZ
    KiaZ Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    @Tori_Scope

    Yes I think it would be nice. 

    But you are right that there would probably need to be more managing involved than sadly I would even have the energy or confidence for I think. 

    I hadn't even thought of topics. 

    I'm surprised one doesn't already exist somewhere for people. 

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,264 Disability Gamechanger
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    It wouldn't be for me, sorry. Others maybe interested.
    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.
  • Binky1234
    Binky1234 Community member Posts: 408 Pioneering
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    Sadly I don't like the idea for other reasons
    Nice idea but not my thing, although I can see the appeal, just not my cup off tea so to speak.

    Can see it being good for some, especially those of whom might be lonely or have no family near by.
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  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,678 Disability Gamechanger
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    Unfortunately my disability/ties & zoom clash
    I think the 'scope' of different circumstances on here would make a Zoom group quite complicated.  They work better when there's a single point of focus.

    I was on regular Zooms for specific health issues last year but had to stop about 6 months ago as it was aggravating my conditions beyond manageable levels.  I can't speak on them, but it did feel a bit more real than just watching people on TV, so useful for people who have no other way to access social situations.
  • KiaZ
    KiaZ Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    @poppy123456
    Thanks for letting me know Poppy 
  • KiaZ
    KiaZ Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    I think the 'scope' of different circumstances on here would make a Zoom group quite complicated.  They work better when there's a single point of focus.

    I was on regular Zooms for specific health issues last year but had to stop about 6 months ago as it was aggravating my conditions beyond manageable levels.  I can't speak on them, but it did feel a bit more real than just watching people on TV, so useful for people who have no other way to access social situations.
    Thank you for your imput 🙂
    Could I ask how you came across the zoom groups? I've been unable to find any, and that's why I thought to make the post. 

    Sorry to hear you struggled with the zooms. 
    I guess they would best work if people could attend as and when they wish to & for it not to be any regular commitment. 

    I understand where you're coming from in regards to a focal point perhaps being necessary. 

    Appreciate your comment, thanks 
  • KiaZ
    KiaZ Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    @Binky1234
    Thanks for your response. 
    And yes I definitely see for some groups of people it being very helpful. 
  • rubin16
    rubin16 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 627 Pioneering
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    I struggle to speak to people I don't know so it wouldn't be for me. However to answer your question I goto an Autism monthly zoom meeting which I have been going to for a few months which is booked through eventbrite.

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/

    You can book other zoom meetings/chats/sessions on anything and are mostly run professionally and with more moderation.

    I have Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Gilberts Syndrome and Crohn's Disease and have knowledge in these areas.


  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 10,897 Disability Gamechanger
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    I love the idea of this! Sign me up!
    I would be interested if it was organised by scope 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 52,628 Disability Gamechanger
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    I love the idea of this! Sign me up!
    Yeah scope organised only tho, but be warned I can talk for England lol
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 10,897 Disability Gamechanger
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    I love the idea of this! Sign me up!
    @Giovanni_Scope I'm wondering if we can do this as a regular event for members? 
  • Giovanni_Scope
    Giovanni_Scope Scope Membership Team Posts: 150 Pioneering
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    Hi @KiaZ

    We are organising a series of members social events every two months, but our hope is that we will be able to organise them every month in the future - @durhamjaide2001

    @KiaZ, are you a member of Scope already?
    If not, please join us for free today!

    In this way you will be able to join our members-only event and stay in touch with all other membership initiatives!

    Thank you for your support,

    Giovanni
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  • KiaZ
    KiaZ Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    @Giovanni_Scope
    Hi, 
    Thanks for responding! That's very exciting to hear! 
    When you say social events do you mean in person events or online connections? 

    Tbh I'm ot sure if joining the community is the same as being an actual member, I may not be no. I'll have to look into it. 

    Thank you for letting me know! 
  • KiaZ
    KiaZ Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    I would be interested if it was organised by scope 
    Thank you so much for letting me know. I would be interested in this too
  • KiaZ
    KiaZ Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    Sandy_123 said:
    Yeah scope organised only tho, but be warned I can talk for England lol
    I completely understand this and haha that actually sounds great! 😁😊
  • KiaZ
    KiaZ Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    rubin16 said:
    I struggle to speak to people I don't know so it wouldn't be for me. However to answer your question I goto an Autism monthly zoom meeting which I have been going to for a few months which is booked through eventbrite.

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/

    You can book other zoom meetings/chats/sessions on anything and are mostly run professionally and with more moderation.

    Thank you so much for this info rubin! 
    And yes I do too. Any group I would join would not be one you're pressured to talk but simply free to join the company of others who are happy to ofcourse. We'll that was my thinking anyway 😊

    Thanks for your input 
  • Giovanni_Scope
    Giovanni_Scope Scope Membership Team Posts: 150 Pioneering
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    KiaZ said:
    @Giovanni_Scope
    Hi, 
    Thanks for responding! That's very exciting to hear! 
    When you say social events do you mean in person events or online connections? 

    Tbh I'm ot sure if joining the community is the same as being an actual member, I may not be no. I'll have to look into it. 

    Thank you for letting me know! 
    Hi Kiaz,

    Please have a look at the announcement of the last social event

    Being a member of the online community is not the same as being a member of Scope.

    Read more about the many reasons to join Scope as a member

    I'm looking forward to welcoming you in the family!

    Giovanni
    Giovanni Gaetani (he/him)
    Membership Programme Lead
    Here East Press Centre, 14 East Bay Lane
    E15 2GW, London (UK)
  • KiaZ
    KiaZ Community member Posts: 25 Connected
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    @Giovanni_Scope

    Oh thank you Giovanni! 😊 
    I'll definitely be becoming a member 😊
    And checking the event! 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @KiaZ. Glad @Giovanni_Scope could support you with this.

    Hopefully, you will enjoy becoming a member and checking out the event. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else to support you  :)
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