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  • Dating and relationships
    Talk to other disabled people about everything and anything related to dating and relationships. Join in an ongoing conversation or start your own by clicking the 'new discussion' button.
    RSS Feed 141 discussions 1K replies Most recent: ED query by woodbine May 18
  • Dealing with chronic pain
    Share experiences and tips relating to chronic pain with people in a similar situation.
    RSS Feed 437 discussions 2.9K replies Most recent: Tried everything to alleviate pain by Ails May 14
  • Disability aids and equipment

    Get advice and discuss issues on everything from wheelchairs and mobility scooters to AFOs, hearing aids and screen readers.

    Today there are a great variety of assistive technologies available to help disabled people go about their everyday lives. If you’ve got a question or concern about mobility aids, disability equipment, accessibility software or anything else, the community may be able to help.
    RSS Feed 656 discussions 2.7K replies Most recent: Disabled Facilities Grant by katharinecollins May 29
  • Education and learning

    Ask the community about schools, further education and learning for disabled children.

    Take a look at some of our community discussions on learning, schools, special educational needs (SEN), educational health and care plans (EHC) and more. If you’ve got any questions or views on related issues like SENCO co-ordinators or educational psychologists, go ahead and post a new discussion.
  • Employment and careers
    Work With Me is our new campaign to tackle the barriers disabled people all too often face when trying to get into and stay in work. Find more information at www.scope.org.uk/WorkWithMe. Use this category to talk about anything from pre-employment and finding work, to employment issues once you are in work, as well as planning and developing for a future career.
    RSS Feed 277 discussions 1.5K replies Most recent: Worried about failing to meet an absence target by Chloe_Scope May 27
  • Finances and extra costs
    There are many hidden costs of disability. Share your top tips for cutting costs, or have a chat about managing your finances, and our community members will offer their advice.
    RSS Feed 237 discussions 1.2K replies Most recent: Looking for a grant to help buy a laptop by Hammers22 May 23
  • Housing and independent living

    Your questions about disability housing and accessible housing issues.

    The place to discuss disability housing, housing benefits for disabled people and independent living issues. Share your experiences, discuss accessible housing needs or ask the community for advice.
    RSS Feed 649 discussions 3.3K replies Most recent: Advice on moving by misguided May 28
  • Diet and nutrition
    Diet and nutrition is something we all think about, though we can't offer medical advice you can chat about your issues and tips here.
    RSS Feed 75 discussions 353 replies Most recent: Vitamin Deficiencies and Pain Relief by janer1967 May 29
  • Leisure and disability sports
    Join our discussions on leisure activities and disability sports, or create a new discussion and tell us what activities you enjoy.
    RSS Feed 214 discussions 855 replies Most recent: Any good powerchair sports for my 8 year old? by April2018mom May 21
  • Motability, Blue Badges and disabled motoring

    Get advice and tips on motability and blue badges

    Do you have questions about motability? Are you looking for advice about blue badges and cars as a disabled person? Ask our community by starting a new discussion, or join an existing one below.
    RSS Feed 324 discussions 2.2K replies Most recent: residents parking permit by janer1967 May 28