Scope is a charity and an online community that supports people and families with disabilities in England and Wales.
In 1952 the charity was founded by three parents of disabled children, Ian Dawson, Eric Hodgson and Alex Moira and social worker Jean Garwood. Their aim was to have disabled children get equal access to education. By 1957 the charity had grown and started to support disabled people into work by the first employment officer Bill Hargreaves which they still do to this day! In 2017 the charity started to work with Virgin Media to launch their Work With Me campaign to raise awareness of and tackle the barriers disabled people face getting into and staying in employment.
Now they have an online community where you can read other disabled people’s blogs, find support and I have done a blog piece which is available to read soon, talking about being bullied. I have met such lovely people in the community and it’s really empowering to see everyone come together and share their experiences.
To go to the SCOPE website or donate to their cause, please click here.