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Mags65Mags65 Posts: 3Member Listener
I noticed once I joined the the site covers England and Wales. I am Scottish so would there be any information available for Scottish disabled people? If not can you recommend a similar site covering Scotland ? Thank you in advance...


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  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 846Member Pioneering
    @Mags65 of course your welcome. Ask anything and someone will give you some advice.
    ✅👀From the Labour manifesto 21st November 2019👀✅
    ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
    The Tories’ flagship social security programme, Universal Credit (UC),
    has been a catastrophe. It has pushed thousands of people into poverty, caused families to lose their homes and forced parents to visit food banks in order to feed their children.
    Labour will scrap UC. We will immediately stop moving people onto it and design an alternative system that treats people with dignity and respect. Our ambition in designing this system will be to end poverty by guaranteeing a minimum standard of living.
    Tory cuts are pushing people into rent arrears and leaving them at risk of homelessness. We will stop housing costs running away from benefits
    by scrapping the bedroom tax and increasing the Local Housing Allowance.
    Labour stands with and for disabled people. We will always challenge stigma and discrimination wherever it is found and support the right of disabled people to live independently and be treated with respect.
    We will stop the dehumanising Work Capability and PIP Assessments,
    which repeatedly and falsely find ill or disabled people fit to work, and make sure all assessments are done in-house.
    Time and again disabled people have had to fight through the courts to receive the support they are entitled to.

  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 5,345Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Mags65   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

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

    In response to your question we accept all members from all parts of The UK and also the World.

    Please have a look around our website. We are friendly.

    Is there anything you particular need to know. Get in touch.

    Some one will know a member of our team or community.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
  • Mags65Mags65 Posts: 3Member Listener
    Thanks for the welcome thespiceman. I suffer from peripheral neuropathy and C.O.P.D Along with various other ailments. It would be great to finally be able to discuss things with others who know the complications that comes with this horrible disease. 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 4,468Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Mags65!
    While it's true that Scope is only based in England and Wales, that doesn't mean you're not welcome here. Some of our advice and information might not be applicable in Scotland, but we do have many Scottish members, so if you have any questions or need some advice, please just let us know and we'll do our best to support you. :smile:
    Senior Online Community Officer
    Scope
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 5,841Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Mags65 and a warm welcome to the community! Like Adrian has said, you are most welcome here and we will try and support you. :) 
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • Mags65Mags65 Posts: 3Member Listener
    Thank you all for the welcome :)
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,804Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Mags65 welcome to the community! How are you feeling today? :) 
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • AilsAils Posts: 1,141Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Mags65 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  I'm Scottish too so always nice to have a fellow Scot on board!  As others have said, Scope has Scottish members also as well as other members from the UK and further afield and it advises/supports everyone.  You will find members on here with similar health issues to you, I'm sure, who can relate to your experiences.  However, we are all here to support you so if there is anything at all you need then just let us know.  When I first joined like you, I wondered how Scope could help me living in Scotland, but they have been a great support network for me and I have met so many lovely people here and made new friends.  I hope you enjoy your time on here and find it useful.  Feel free to have a look around the website.  The coffee lounge is a great place for meeting members and for lively discussion:-  

    https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/30618/welcome-to-the-coffee-lounge-a-place-to-chat?_ga=2.129231372.1007849483.1565554772-281155157.1556140304

    If you are looking for more general information for disabled people in Scotland, the following groups are a good source of info too:-

    https://inclusionscotland.org/

    http://www.capability-scotland.org.uk/

    http://gda.scot/

    I hope this helps, but if you have any other questions then please just ask.  All the best.  :smiley:
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