Could we have a disability board?

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Hazelnut5 Thu 29-Apr-21 19:08:34

I know there are loads of us on here with disabilities, but there’s currently nowhere obvious to post about it.

There are lots of threads scattered across the topics: issues like applying for PIP, grants, mobility scooters, working / parenting with a disability, where to buy incontinence pads, frustrations, etc etc. But without a clear place to post, the threads tend to get lost amongst all the other concerns. That also makes it very hard to build any kind of community among the disabled users.

There’s a special needs board but that seems to be used mainly for threads about autism and ADHD. It would never occur to me to look there for threads about disability.

Lots of people with disabilities really struggle in their lives and can feel very isolated when everyone else seems to be getting along fine in their able-bodied worlds. I think a disability board could really address our isolation and make a positive difference to our lives.

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OneCalamerra Thu 29-Apr-21 19:24:04

Good idea. I’ve posted previously in various sections, but it would be nice to have a “go to”.

WaldenintheWoods Thu 29-Apr-21 19:26:21

Ooh good idea! smile Yes please

rainbowthoughts Thu 29-Apr-21 19:27:00

This is a great idea

LilyMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 30-Apr-21 19:44:26

Hi OP

Thanks so much for the suggestion - we will keep our eye on this thread and keep note of the interest in the topic. flowers

VaggieMight Fri 30-Apr-21 19:47:49

This is a great idea. It would be useful to have all the things mentioned in one place.

naemates Fri 30-Apr-21 19:48:29

Would definitely be very welcome on here

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TaVeryMuchLove Fri 30-Apr-21 19:52:00

Good idea

MamaWeasel Fri 30-Apr-21 19:53:35

Definitely!

LifeBeginsNow Fri 30-Apr-21 20:12:59

I'd find this really helpful too. I'm newly disabled and have sort of been left to get on with things. My mobility is poor but having somewhere to ask questions or see recommendations would be incredibly helpful.
Just this week I was in Lakeland and found a wash basket with pop out legs for £20. It's a game changer for me as I dont need to bend down to pick up each item. Apart from my walking stick and occasional use of the Shopmobility wheelchair, I don't really have anything else to help me. Sharing ideas would be fantastic.
Maybe the suggested chronic pain section could be incorporated in here too as it is a disability in itself!

cerealgamechanger Fri 30-Apr-21 20:22:41

Brilliant idea 👍🏻

FlossBoss1987 Fri 30-Apr-21 21:36:16

I think this is a great idea

thesparklingdiamond Fri 30-Apr-21 22:11:13

Great idea

Jasmin82 Fri 30-Apr-21 22:52:01

Brilliant idea

Nooneelse Fri 30-Apr-21 22:58:13

Great idea, I fully support this.

Strongswans Fri 30-Apr-21 23:05:32

Fantastic idea, would be great to have a place to discuss our disabilities.

5zeds Fri 30-Apr-21 23:07:45

I thought that’s what the SN boards wereconfused

Dryadia Fri 30-Apr-21 23:09:17

I think it would be a good idea, agree posts get lost spread around as they are now.

Yosami Fri 30-Apr-21 23:14:01

I'm in !!

UpTheLaganInABubble Fri 30-Apr-21 23:26:39

Yes please!

Akire Fri 30-Apr-21 23:28:57

It’s been asked and ignored many times. Like you say is a adults with SN board but it’s mainly autism stuff and most adults with disabilities don’t think of themselves as having SN.

FlowerTink Fri 30-Apr-21 23:29:02

Yes please!

StarfishSleeper Fri 30-Apr-21 23:31:52

Yes here too!

weegiemum Fri 30-Apr-21 23:33:45

Yes from me too.

Bagelsandbrie Fri 30-Apr-21 23:35:13

Yes please!

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