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Changes to the online community and its team

Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,550 Scope community team
Hello everybody,

You might have seen some new Scope names floating about the community in recent weeks. This is because the online community team has expanded to included @Cher_Scope, @Ross_Scope and @Tori_Scope as our new community co-ordinators.

As well as us having new members of the team, the online community will also be extending the hours in which it's 'manned'.
A member of the community team will be available from 8am to 8pm on weekdays and from 10am to 6pm on weekends. Outside of these hours, if you see any content that you feel breaches the community guidelines or makes you concerned about the welfare of the poster, please report this using the 'flag' and 'report' function at the bottom of the post and a member of the team will review it out of hours.

Please join me in welcoming our new members of the team!
Senior Community Partner
Scope

If you have a few minutes to spare, we'd appreciate your feedback on our online community.

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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Administrator Posts: 796 Pioneering
    Thank you Adrian.

    It's been a thoroughly enjoyable first few weeks, thank you everyone for the kind welcome. It's great to be a part of the community :) 
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  • Wini1960Wini1960 Member Posts: 98 Courageous
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,303 Pioneering
    Cheers Adrian.

    I'd also like you thank you all for the warm welcome we've received over the past few weeks :) I've loved being able to speak to so many of you already, and I look forward to getting to know many more of you in the future.

    Don't be afraid to give us a shout if you need any advice, support, or just want to chat!
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,303 Pioneering
    Thanks @Wini1960!
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  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 681 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @Ross_Scope @Cher_Scope @Toni Scope Great to see in on the community. Thank you so much for all of your support already. Thank you. 
  • male45male45 Member Posts: 314 Pioneering
    Congratulations  to @Cher_Scope @Tori_Scope and @Ross_Scope
    And welcome to the community. Well deserved 
    Best Wishes 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,422 Pioneering
    Thank you everyone for your warm welcome.  I'm looking forward to keeping you all company and helping out whenever I can :)
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,303 Pioneering
    Thanks @WestHam06 and @male45!
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  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 624 Pioneering
    @Cher_Scope
    @Ross_Scope
    @Tori_Scope

    Welcome to all of you and I have already been communicating with you on the online community. All of you have already helped me with your advice and kind words😁

  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,303 Pioneering
    Thanks @RAwarrior! Your squirrel photos brighten our days. I'm really glad you've found the community helpful so far :)
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  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 624 Pioneering
    @Tori_Scope

    You’re welcome😁

    I will post some more squirrel pictures. 

    At the moment the photos are in the Wildlife and Photography threads. 

    I hope in a small way they might cheer people up.🐿 They lift my mood when I see them and each have their own personalities😁
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,245 Pioneering
    Welcome @Cher_Scope @Tori_Scope and @Ross_Scope, I hope you enjoy yourselves here.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,303 Pioneering
    Cheers @leeCal! We've been enjoying it so far :) Thanks for the warm welcome 
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 2,128 Disability Gamechanger
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,303 Pioneering
    Thanks @66Mustang :) It's been great seeing you on lots of different discussions!
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  • davegregson40davegregson40 Member Posts: 55 Courageous
    Welcome to the community, a caring and compassionate community that helps each other all the time. Youre never alone with SCOPE 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Administrator Posts: 796 Pioneering
    Thank you @davegregson40 :) 

    I very much agree with that description ! 

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  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 624 Pioneering
    @davegregson40
    @Ross_Scope

    I agree with your comments as I have found this online community to be very supportive, helpful and nonjudgmental😁
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Administrator Posts: 796 Pioneering
    Good to hear @RAwarrior, we certainly value yours, and everybody's, contributions toward making the community that way :) 
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  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 624 Pioneering
    @Ross_Scope

    Thank you very much😁

    I’m so glad I came across this wonderful online community.

    As I previously said, I was actually shocked to come across so many wonderful people who actually want to help each other instead of harming each other 😁

    As many of you will know I have had some really bad experiences because of being bullied and harassed at work which has resulted in PTSD, so finding a community that actually cares has really helped me😁

    A big problem is that many people don’t want to understand how disability can affect someone’s life and they don’t even try. In my case I am just seen as a nuisance and that I should “move on” especially in relation to the PTSD.

    I have been able to talk to people on this online community about all of my disabilities (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and PTSD), gardening, television programmes, wildlife etc😁

    There is a wealth of knowledge within this online community which people are willing to share in order to make a difference to someone’s ife😁

    Do you know how happy I feel if someone posts a reply to something I have said or someone likes one of the photos of my little squirrel friends?

    The answer is that it makes a huge difference to me after years of being “an afterthought” especially at work. It is really horrible when I know I can do my job but I am seen as nothing but an afterthought😞

    In case anyone thinks I am imagining things well being obviously  excluded from team events and having explain to members of other teams who have noticed why I have been left out can be very embarrassing😞

    Or the team making travel arrangements amongst themselves and not bothering to ask me how I intend to get to the venue😞

    I know I can make an effective contribution but because of the fact that I am disabled and I have PTSD (which was caused by what happened to me at work), many people don’t value my contribution😞

    At least here I have had the chance to try to help others (and I am not saying that anything I say actually helps, but I do try to help) which I actually like doing unlike at work where my views are usually ignored and I don’t feel valued there.

    The fact that so many people want to support each other is like a breathe of fresh air😁


  • CatkinsCatkins Member Posts: 14 Connected
    THANK YOU ALL.❤

    Found this group YESTERDY,,by accident.........it really was ment to be!!!Enjoying finding my way around and know,no matter what...it is a place were you can get help if u ask for it.Xxxx
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Administrator Posts: 796 Pioneering
    Lovely words @RAwarrior, I'm so happy that you feel at home on this community :) 

    Glad to have you aboard @Catkins, if you ever need help navigating the site don't hesitate to let us know, sometimes it can take a while to get used to.
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  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 624 Pioneering
    @Ross_Scope

    Thank you very much 😁

    I actually feel welcome here and it is so upsetting and frustrating that many people are very dismissive because someone is disabled. 

    There is so much talk about mental health issues these days than there ever was before but in reality many people choose to ignore as it is a tick box exercise for many people but they don’t put any training or awareness into practice😞

    Maybe I should post this saying on the Old Sayings thread”you can’t judge a book by its cover”😞
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