End the Awkward

Two thirds of people feel awkward around disability. Don't hide from it.

You can end the awkward

You can change attitudes.

Text SCOPE to 70123 to give £3


Young woman who is a wheelchair user looking into the camera

In 2016, disabled people continue to face many challenges – and they tell us that public attitudes are part of this. We know from this year’s findings that disabled people feel the need to hide their impairments and therefore are not able to be themselves in public.

Not enough people know or interact with disabled people. Because of that they often don't know what to do. They panic, or worse, just avoid situations for fear of doing the wrong thing. We think this is because there is still a lack of understanding of disability in society.

Both disabled and non-disabled people said that getting to know each other, and more education about disability, would help end this awkwardness

How you can help End the Awkward

By supporting our work to change attitudes and make equal opportunities for disabled people a reality.

Text SCOPE to 70123 to give £3 and help end the awkward.

You will be charged £3 plus one message at your standard network rate. Scope will receive 100%. If you wish to discuss this mobile payment call 0203 282 7863. Registered charity number 208231. We will contact you by phone and SMS to tell you more about our work and how you can be part of it. If you do not wish to be contacted, text NOCOMMS SCOPE to 70060.

Watch our tips film - links to End the Awkward the basics webpage
Want to feel more confident about disability? Don't know what to say or how to act? Let's start with the basics.
You can End the Awkward - links to End the Awkward tips
Get advice from our awkward experts on sex, relationships, work and talking about disability.
Read our blog - links to blog about why Scope says H.I.D.E
Find out why Scope says H.I.D.E
Watch our Behind the Scenes video - links to behind the scenes video on Youtube
Go behind the scenes of our End the Awkward TV ad.

Other ways to donate

  1. You can donate online.
  2. You can also donate over the phone by calling 020 7619 7296.