Our staff will be out today / tomorrow dropping off The Hidden Disabilities lanyards to our service users. Here at Social eyes we already know how important these are & in these ‘different’ times even more significantly important 💚💚💚
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower
The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower was first launched at Gatwick airport in May 2016. It is starting to be recognised globally and has been adopted in the UK by all the major airports, many supermarkets, railway stations, leisure facilities, in the NHS and an increasing number of small and large businesses and organisations.
Basically, it is used anywhere where people meet.
Hidden disabilities don’t always have physical signs and include learning difficulties, mental health as well as mobility, speech, visual or hearing impairments. Living with these conditions can make daily life more demanding for many people. They affect each person in different ways and can be painful, exhausting and isolating. Without visible evidence of the hidden disability, it is frequently difficult for others to recognise or acknowledge the challenges faced and as a consequence, sympathy and understanding can often be in short supply.