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Loneliness

Welsh_chatterWelsh_chatter Member Posts: 12 Connected
Do you ever feel alone , Do you feel there no one else to chat to 

Are there any good chat rooms that support people with disabilities and their carers that can offer a friendly chat when needed 

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,259 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello Welsh chatter and welcome

    Thanks for joining our community, I am so sorry that you feel alone. It can be very hard for those of us with disabilities to socially interact.

    There are many members here who not only want to chat but also share their knowledge and help with any questions

    Please jump in with any topic or start a chat line of your own

    We don't bite and would love to hear about you

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Welsh_chatter How are you and welcome to the on line community.  I live on my own too.  Have mental illness mainly anxiety and depression.  Also have disability of the hands and feet this is a genetic condition.  Makes walking hard plus have deafness this causes me social interaction differcult.  I hope you find everybody welcoming and wish you the best in what ever you do.
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  • Welsh_chatterWelsh_chatter Member Posts: 12 Connected
    I'm fine just wonder how others cope at times !! 
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  • Blue FrogBlue Frog Member Posts: 373 Pioneering
    edited December 2017
    Hi @Welsh_chatter I have a little one who is 4 and has a disability.  Generally we get on absolutely fine and I love her to bits! But, as you say it can be pretty isolating and lonely. 

    I was really hoping to make friends with other parents when she started school but most kids come in taxis so I never get chance to chat at the school gates.

    Families whose children don't have disabilities don't really understand, and we never get invited to things, especially as it's hard getting a wheelchair into a lot of houses round here! I think the thing I have found saddest, is that at nursery there was a clique of mums whose kids have very complex health needs and they pretty much ignored us as on the surface we don't fit that group either.

    Add that to me hating Facebook and online oversharing, we are very isolated.  But, rant aside, we are happy and just get on with it.  My daughter is lovely and doesn't seem lonely.  This community is great and I get a lot of support here.

    Who do you care for? x
  • Welsh_chatterWelsh_chatter Member Posts: 12 Connected
    i don't actually care for anyone
    have done volunteer work that support people with physical disabilities which I have really enjoyed 
    not done much the last couple of years  but hopefully in the new year I be back volunteering supporting wonderful people on a regular basis 

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