Hi, my name is sonya25! — Scope | Disability forum

Hi, my name is sonya25!

sonya25 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi, I’ve been told to join this as you have lots of info and help. 

Look forward to being part of this community. 

Sonya x


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sonya25 welcome to the community! Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself? :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • sonya25
    sonya25 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I have fibro, hiatus hernia, gord and severe depression and anxiety......had to come out of work last April and spent and still trying to get my benefits sorted.......I don’t do much and spend most days in house! I’ve given up trying to get people to understand so just slowly becoming a recluse as going from fit 47 yr old full of energy to over last 3 yrs slowly trying to keep working etc....to now trying to decide if I go back to work as not getting any help and fear of losing my house and debt I’ve never had in how big will it be til I crash again! Sorry it’s a moan but I’m sure you all can relate to the system! Gentle hug to all who may need it and thank you for taking the time to read 
    S x 
  • sonya25
    sonya25 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Ps that’s not all issues either 
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @sonya25  Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions who guide, advise and help new members who join the forum.

    Sorry to hear what you are going through.  You come to the right place for information and support and most of important of all friendship.

    Please can I suggest have you spoken to your Doctor.?

    Could be useful to talk to your Doctor anything they can assist and advise you with.

    Additional support.  Looking at ways to deal with.  Including mental health support and guidance.

    Lots of support and information .

    I use mental health charities.  Used this one last time.


    Can help with floating support or an outreach worker.  Advice and guidance on mental health wellbeing.  Also benefits and welfare.

    Do take clientele with disabilities and other issues and problems. As well as mental health.

    I myself have mental health and a physical disability. Had some issues and problems with benefits.   Contacted them. Helped and advised and supported myself through some difficult times.

    Also might signpost you to additional support, information relevant to your particular needs.

    Know some branches have inhouse employer advisors if you need some guidance with that.

    You can self refer or ask your GP to refer to you for there service.

    Something to consider.

    Please have a look at our website for anything further.  Especially benefit advice.

    Another website is CAB worth a look lots of information.

    I do understand we are here to be supportive and ready to listen anytime.

    Please ask me anything. Be happy to help, no problem.

    Please keep in touch.

    Pleasure to meet you.

    Take care.


    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,588

    Scope community team

    Hi @sonya25, welcome to the community! 
    Please let us know if you have any questions about your benefit claims etc. We have a few sections on the community dedicated to this. 

    What benefits am I entitled to?
    Universal Credit
    PIP, DLA and AA

    Hope that helps :)
    Community Manager

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  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sonya25

    Welcome to our online community/family.

    Please have a good look ? around 

    If there is any help/support that I can offer you please please let me know??

  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,674 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @sonya25 :)
    Senior online community officer
  • Edster77
    Edster77 Member Posts: 162 Courageous
    Hi   @sonya25 Welcome to the online community