Film of the week: Fostering a disabled child – a true story

“For the first time in a long time, Jenny and Tom found themselves with an empty nest. With so much more love and care still to give they decided to contact Scope’s fostering service. It was here they first heard about Grace.”

In this new animated film (voiced by British comedian, actress and writer Arabella Weir) to promote Scope’s fostering service, we take a look at the story of Grace, Jenny and Tom. Thanks to the flexibility, support and comprehensive training they received from Scope, they were able to offer Grace the help and encouragement she really needed to turn her life around.

Scope always want to hear from people who are interested in becoming a foster carer for a disabled child or young person. This is the first of two new animations we’re launching to attract new foster carers. We want more people to know about this service.

Check it out below – and let us know what you think!

If you’re interested in finding out more about our service, please visit our Fostering service webpage.

Netbuddy is joining Scope!

Guest post from Lisa Quinlan-Rahman, Head of Digital at Scope.

We have some very exciting news. We are really pleased to announce that Netbuddy is merging with Scope.

Netbuddy is a very popular online community, and the practical tips and information on a range of disability topics, created and used by disabled people, parents of disabled children, carers and professionals, will be a really exciting addition to Scope’s community.

Of course, we need you to help us make it a success and want everyone to be part of this exciting new phase in our development.

Over the next few months, we will be asking you to help us shape our new online community. Please do get involved, as we hope to incorporate as many of your ideas as possible.

If have any questions, let me know below and watch this space for further announcements.