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we often feel isolated and struggle to access the real world..

KayJayDKayJayD Posts: 5Member Listener
edited May 2019 in Disabled people
Hi, I'm new and have no idea what happens here. I'm disabled, my partner is also disabled and we care for each other.. we often feel isolated and struggle to access the real world..


  • GeraldGerald Posts: 213Member Pioneering
    Hello KayJayD  welcome to the community. I’m Gerald all the best :):)
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 6,005Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @KayJayD welcome to the community! You're not alone as many of our community members will be able to relate! Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself? :)
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 4,985Administrator Scope community team
    Hello @KayJayD and welcome to our community. How are you doing today? I completely understand about that feeling of isolation. Is there anything in particular you need support with?
    Senior Online Community Officer
  • steve51steve51 Posts: 6,023Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @KayJayD

    Welcome I’m one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    We are a very very friendly/supportive bunch on here.

    Please please let me have a good look 👀 around & please let me know if you have any problems/questions??


  • bendy_bonniebendy_bonnie Posts: 17Member Connected
    Hi, thanks for your reply on my post. My partner and I both have disabilities too. I know how you feel!
  • Edster77Edster77 Posts: 162Community champion Courageous
  • KayJayDKayJayD Posts: 5Member Listener
    Thanks everyone for a warm welcome. 
    My main problem would be having things to look forward to. I read once that all you need to be happy if someone to love - that's my wife- something to do, and something to look forward to. It's hard to plan when you don't know how you're health is going to be at any given time, added on to the physical problems of disabled access or accessible toilets etc etc.. I'm sure everyone's had experience of that.
    I'd like to book a trip away for our anniversary next month, but it's so frustrating - past experiences, hotels that advertise as disabled access, then have 15 steps at the entrance - but if you go to reception there's a ramp - reception there's at the top of the steps.. its often like an episode of Fawlty towers..
  • JackwoodJackwood Posts: 2Member Listener
    Where abouts do you live KayJayD?
  • KayJayDKayJayD Posts: 5Member Listener
    We live in Surrey.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 6,521Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @KayJayD and welcome to the community! I can relate to finding it difficult to forward plan as a result of health- it can be very frustrating and disheartening! Have you heard of Euan's guide? This has reviews of places all over the world. All reviews look at disability access and have been written by disabled people who have visited it. I hope this helps if you do go away for your anniversary :)
    Online Community Officer
  • KayJayDKayJayD Posts: 5Member Listener
    Thanks, we haven't heard of that, but will definitely check it out. Thanks.
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