The disability charity Scope has launched a new online community for disabled people and parents of disabled children to connect and share practical support.

Visitors to the new community will be able to follow discussions on the forums and tag topics they’re interested in, as well as share information they’ve found useful on social media. They can also search for practical ideas from hundreds of tried and tested tips on everything from travel to technology, all contributed by people with first-hand experience of disability.

The tips, which are organised into easy-to-find categories, such as Food and Eating or Equipment and Aids, also include a ‘Submit your tip’ option for community members to add their own comments and ideas.  They are part of an initiative started by social networking site Netbuddy, which merged with Scope earlier this year.

Scope Community Manager, Alex Hazell said: “Disabled people and parents of disabled children have a fantastic wealth of experience, knowledge and skills. We hope our new community will give people an opportunity to pass on what they’ve learned to others who can benefit.”

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