The hidden disabilities sunflower lanyard
The hidden disabilities sunflower lanyard lets people in public and health professionals know that you or your child may need additional support, or a little more time. It is not a pass to be fast tracked or to assist with any other benefits.
Those who may need a lanyard do not often have any physical signs of disability. They may need additional support if they have:
- learning difficulties
- mental health difficulties
- mobility, speech, visual or hearing impairments
- COPD and other lung conditions
- sleep disorders
- diseases which significantly impact someone's day-to-day life.
Most supermarkets can give you a lanyard for free, you can visit their customer service desk or ask at the checkout. You do not need to provide proof of your disability.
The lanyard can be used in supermarkets, railway and coach stations, leisure facilities and airports. Find out where your lanyard will be recognised near you.