Hi everyone, I just wanted to clarify. I am not political. I have no interest in taking on the government. I just feel we urgently need ground level local practical help and support. Local support would not be instead of this site. They would provide very different services. This site provides so much information support and variety. If we only interact locally we will stagnate. Just imagine, hypothetically: If someone else set up a local CFS/ME (private) yahoo (online) group in your county, would you want to chat online and share your local knowledge and experiences? If someone else organised funding from CFS/ME charities and employed a non CFS/ME person would you want to use the yahoo group to chat online and have input to which services were provided in your county? Just imagine, if it was already set up, what kind of services would you like to have? DIY /garden handy person? Benefits advice? Debt advice? Lifts/transport? Grief counselling? Massage? Do you need local practical help and support?