New online community, incorporating Netbuddy

We are excited to announce that our new online community is now live, and waiting for you to join! Please check it out and tell us what you think.

It only takes a minute to register, and once you’ve signed in, you can set up your own profile page and introduce yourself to others.

Best of Netbuddy and Scope forums combined

The new community represents the best of our old forums and the content and features from Netbuddy, which merged with Scope earlier this year.

Those of you familiar with Netbuddy will recognise many features you've enjoyed before, including community champions, there to welcome you and make you feel at home.

Our community champions come from all walks of life – some are parents, some are professionals and some are disabled people. They have all volunteered their time to make sure the community is a safe, supportive place to be.

As well as community champions, we have a growing number of community advisors, who can answer your questions in their area of expertise, such as education, sex and relationships, and behaviour issues. From time to time, they’ll also join us for web chats and live events. You can find out more in forum news.

What's new on the community?

There are lots of new and improved features in the new community too.

  • The thanks button lets you thank people for their advice and links to social media, so you can instantly tweet or share information you have found useful. Now you can follow discussions by being notified when someone comments on conversations you’ve started or joined.
  • We've set up groups you can join, such as one specifically for disabled people and a parents and carers group. There are also forums for discussing practical issues, such as work, money, benefitsequipment, technology and education. There will be others people will want to set up, and we’d love to get your feedback on this. Let us know if you’d like us to create a new group for you.
  • People like you have provided a wide range of handy tips - you can add yours too.

We’ll be developing the community further over the coming months, so please tell us what you’d like to see.

We hope you enjoy using the new community and swapping ideas with others. This is your space.

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