11 Sep 2014 Scope launches online community for parent carers
Scope has launched a new online community where parents of disabled children can share their experiences and get guidance and practical tips from other parents and disabled people on everything from how to access support, to finding the best specialist disability equipment.
The charity hopes this new community will also bring together parents of disabled children and disabled people, to help the charity campaign on the issues that matter to them most.
The site will be managed by a team of volunteers and experts, including parents, who will be on-hand to offer guidance and support on specific issues.
Campaigner Heather Harvey has volunteered to be a champion for the site. Her 13-year-old son Nicholas has severe autism and learning disabilities.