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How clear are you about the new coronavirus 3-tier system and how it will impact you?

Following the government's announcement of a new 3-tier system for coronavirus restrictions, we wondered how clear you were about what it meant for you and your everyday life. Let us know what your ...

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Combating loneliness during coronavirus

Loneliness is something that affects many disabled people. However, during lockdown we have become even more isolated. The Mental Health Foundation have found a lot of people have experienced this: ...

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Are you worried about your job in these times of coronavirus?

Today the news have reported on Scope's research findings that many disabled people are experiencing post-lockdown worry about their jobs. Of the 874 disabled adults spoken to, the BBC tell us: ...

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Using Direct Payments to purchase goods (trike) instead of care

Hi, I receive direct payments for my son (13) who has quad cerebral palsy and requires 24/7 care, hoisting and is non verbal. We have had no carers coming in from March to mid July (and he hasn’t ...

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Supporting children's return back to school after coronavirus.

How is your child finding the return back to school this term? If you are experiencing problems, then this Youtube video made by Scope's Activities for All team could help. Recorded at a recent ...

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Employee rights and coronavirus

You can find this page (Employee rights and coronavirus) and other vital information related to coronavirus on the advice and support pages of our website. If you are self-isolating because of ...

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‘I am a shadow of what I was before lockdown’: unpaid carers feel trapped and are at risk of burnout

‘I am a shadow of what I was before lockdown’: unpaid carers feel trapped and are at risk of burnout As the nation shut its doors on coronavirus back in March, unpaid carers up and down the country ...

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Coronavirus lockdown: 'I have never felt so blind before' - BBC

Coronavirus lockdown: 'I have never felt so blind before' Lockdown confined everyone to their homes but for some disabled people it has continued even as the country opens up. Vicky Haylott lives ...

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Checking Your Breasts - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Now are heading up Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to raise awareness of the cancer that around 1 in 8 of us will get. Every October, people all over the world show their support for ...

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Having carers during coronavirus

If you have care needs, you might wonder how to best how to look after yourself and those who provide care during COVID-19. Here is some information on the steps you should take to ensure ...

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