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Scope by Scope's Blog - 3M ago

Scope’s blog is moving to a new home as of today. This means that this current blog will no longer be updated. Don’t worry, you will still be able to read the latest news and stories from disabled people and their families. All you need to do is head to our new website’s ‘News and …
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Sam is mother of nine-year Lucy who has a complex genetic condition.  In this blog Sam talks about her journey in pregnancy to the birth of Lucy, highlighting the gap in parental support. I’m married to Craig and we have our daughter, Lucy.  Lucy’s our only child.  She’s now nine years old.  Lucy was born …
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Disabled people can and want to work, but too many face barriers to entering and staying in employment. Whilst there has been an increase in the rate of employment, disabled people are twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people. If we want to successfully tackle disability unemployment, then we firstly need to understand …
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The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky have recently pledged their support to becoming ‘more inclusive’. Lord Hall, director general of the BBC, said: “As an industry we must do more to increase the number of disabled people working in broadcasting.” In this blog post, we talk about the Inclusive Workplace Network, a membership network …
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Scope by Julieannereynolds - 3M ago

Dan and Aimee White, parents of Emily (13) who was born with spina bifida, share their journey as Storyteller for Now is the Time campaign and call for a Minister for Disabled Children and Families. When you first receive the news that your child will be disabled, you expect to be given all the support …
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Scope by Julieannereynolds - 4M ago

Storytelling is an integral part of Scope’s work. The power of sharing real life and lived experiences through our platforms influences policy and challenges societal attitudes. In our recent campaign, Now is the Time, parents with disabled children shared their stories of the gaps in support they experienced, from birth to diagnosis. For National Storytelling …
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Menna, mother of Cerys who was born with Down’s Syndrome, talks about the lack of support, emotional and financial from birth onwards.   I’m Menna, I am a single parent. When I found out I was pregnant, the relationship was over. I had no support and direct family support is minimal as my family live far …
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Lesley, a family friend of George who had quadriplegic cerebral palsy, cycles in his memory every year.  Last year George’s Marvellous Bike Ride partnered with Scope to fundraise to help other families and raise awareness. In this blog, Lesley talks about George who inspired this tremendous event and how much it means to get everyone’s support. George …
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Leo was born deaf. In this blog his mother, Keighley, shares how the right support is so important to parents of disabled children to ensure their children get the best start in life. From the moment Leo’s test came back with no response, support started that day. It took two to four weeks before Leo was officially …
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Sam is mother of nine-year Lucy who has a complex genetic condition.  In this blog Sam talks about her journey in pregnancy to the birth of Lucy, highlighting the gap in parental support. I’m married to Craig and we have our daughter, Lucy.  Lucy’s our only child.  She’s now nine years old.  Lucy was born …
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