Scope is a charity in the UK which fights against the negative attitudes of many regarding disabled people. Representing all forms of disability, the charity is now focusing on getting equality for disabled people by raising awareness of the challenges that disabled people face on a daily basis.
Donations are the main source of funding for Scope but they do also have more than 200 charity shops on high streets all over the UK. These charity shops sell donated items of clothing, furniture and whatever else can be sold in order to bring more money in to help carry the fight for disabled people all over the United Kingdom.
As you might expect, the majority of those branches of Scope will be found in busy major cities with London known for having the largest number of Scope establishments. Birmingham and Manchester also have a large number but most cities in the UK will have at least one. Scope stores will be found primarily on the high streets and can be identified by their purple logo with white lettering.
Scope opening times can vary somewhat but the majority of branches are open between the hours of 9 AM and 5:30 PM Monday to Saturday and between 10 AM and 4 PM on Sundays. Whether you want to donate some items or pick up something second-hand at a great price, the Scope opening times are set up to allow you to do so perfectly.
Do note that tScope opening times will likely change slightly or may close completely on bank holidays or on holidays such as Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Easter Monday. This is simply because all stores will have to comply with local regulations regarding the hours they are permitted to be open to the public. Do not worry if a Scope branch near you has changing opening times. The exact opening times of Scope branches in your local area can be found using the branch locator tool on our site.
Scope has spent almost 70 years helping disabled people but here are five facts many will not know about this remarkable charity:
Scope raises most of its money for disabled people through donations but the charity shops that are located all around the UK make a big difference too. Here they accept donations of second-hand goods whether that be clothing, appliances, furniture, books and toys and then sell those goods at low prices with the earnings going into the fundraising pot.
Anyone that wishes to donate bulky furniture or a large bulk donation of goods will be able to take advantage of a free collection service at Scope. This is a great feature if you do not have much time or are not mobile enough to be able to bring it for yourself.
Scope was originally formed as the Spastic Society back in 1952 by parents and social workers who were dismayed to find out that their disabled children were not given a right to decent education. As the years rolled by, other areas of equality were fought before the name change meant that all disabilities were supported and not just those suffering from Cerebral Palsy.
In the first few years of the charities inception, it had already helped to get 1,000s of disabled people into education and employment. Sadly, despite the excellent work that this charity has done in that time, disabled people still struggle to be treated equally in terms of education and employment. However, Scope will never stop pushing to ensure that this changes for good.