Coronavirus: information and updates

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To help spread the word and raise vital funds for Scope, it’s important to tell your friends, family and followers about the charity and cause they’re supporting. 

Use these stats and facts on your fundraising page, and if you’re livestreaming, be sure to drop these in when you ask followers to donate. 

About Scope

We’re a strong community of disabled and non-disabled people. We provide practical and emotional information and support when it’s needed most. We use our collective power to change attitudes and end injustice. We campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society. And we won’t stop until we achieve a society where all disabled people enjoy equality and fairness.

Important facts

  • There are almost 14 million disabled people in the UK. That’s 1 in 5 of us. 
  • Two-thirds of gamers with an impairment or condition say they face barriers to gaming
  • 2 in 5 disabled gamers have purchased games they haven’t been able to play due to poor accessibility
  • 2 in 5 gamers have experienced negative attitudes from other gamers to do with a disability, impairment, or condition
  • Over a third of the British public have avoided talking to disabled people for fear of saying the wrong thing.
  • Just 1 in 4 disabled people said they feel valued by society.

How your donations can help

The money you raise means we can continue fighting disability inequality and be there for disabled people and their families when they need us. 

£100 could help us run our online community for one week, providing a forum for over 100,000 disabled people, parents and carers to connect with others and receive information, advice and support. 

£317.50 could support one young disabled person through our Careers Pathways service, accessing three sessions with a specialist careers adviser. 

£500 could cover the cost of responding to over 50 phone calls to the Scope helpline, providing free, independent and impartial advice and support on issues that matter to disabled people and their families. 

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