Being a young carer can be stressful, but Scope’s online community helped me

Catherine is 16 years old, and a carer to her brother and sister. In this blog she explains how Scope’s online community helped her with the frustrations and stress that being a young carer can bring. Your support can make all the difference. Please give a gift today so that a young carer like Catherine … Continue reading Being a young carer can be stressful, but Scope’s online community helped me

You’re bringing people together

Thanks to donations from wonderful supporters just like you, we have set up an online community a place where people connected by disability can share experiences, provide support, swap ideas, and get advice and information. Last year, over 90,000 people visited the community, getting involved in over 1,200 discussions. You have a crucial role in bringing these … Continue reading You’re bringing people together

You’re bringing people together

This is an article from Unfold magazine Thanks to donations from wonderful supporters just like you, we have set up an online community a place where people connected by disability can share experiences, provide support, swap ideas, and get advice and information. Last year, over 90,000 people visited the community, getting involved in over 1,200 discussions. You … Continue reading You’re bringing people together

Scope’s online community is a year old today!

“Happy Birthday to us … Happy Birthday to us …” We are celebrating the first anniversary of Scope’s online community, and what a year it’s been! We launched our new community on 3 July 2014, as a place for people connected by disability to find support, share experiences and swap ideas. We wanted it to … Continue reading Scope’s online community is a year old today!

I never felt like my childhood was unusual – #100days100stories

Anne’s twin brother has cerebral palsy. Today is National Siblings Day, and Anne is sharing her story as part of our 100 days, 100 stories campaign. My twin brother, Jack, has cerebral palsy and can’t walk or talk. Having a disabled sibling feels completely normal, because I’ve never known anything different. There were resources offered … Continue reading I never felt like my childhood was unusual – #100days100stories

Coventry welcomes our new Face 2 Face service

(Pictures by (c) Jon Mullis/Bullivant Media 2015) Last week we launched a new Face 2 Face service in Coventry. We shared the stories of two befrienders – Donna and Louise. During the event we asked attendees to share their hopes for the service. Here are some of our favourites: “May the parents get the help they … Continue reading Coventry welcomes our new Face 2 Face service

News in brief

This is an article from our Unfold newsletter. Two million That’s how many people we plan to reach by 2022. And you will help us do it. With your support we’re launching digital services across England and Wales for disabled people and their families. We’re also providing local support in key areas across the country which includes: … Continue reading News in brief

Disability – the untold story behind the UK’s shocking levels of poverty

Last week The Joseph Rowntree Foundation published a report that suggested half of people living in poverty are either themselves disabled or are living with a disabled person in their household. In this guest post Helen Barnard, Head of Analysis at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looks the extra costs and challenges disabled people face in Britain today.  … Continue reading Disability – the untold story behind the UK’s shocking levels of poverty

Independent living – “I could be sat in my room for nearly 24 hours at a time”

Ricky is currently studying for a Masters degree in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights. In this blog he describes his experience of living independently while at university. Before going to university, I knew very little about the operation of the social care system. I had attended residential schools for blind and visually impaired … Continue reading Independent living – “I could be sat in my room for nearly 24 hours at a time”

Self-publishing: How do I publish my book?

Following our In The Picture campaign to include disabled children in the books they read, Scope published children’s storybooks,  My Brother is an Astronaut and Haylee’s Friends. As a result, we receive quite a few approaches from people wanting to publish books about their experiences of disability, either as a disabled person or family member. Much … Continue reading Self-publishing: How do I publish my book?