Dementia is affecting more and more people, with currently 850,000 living with the disease in the UK. The chances are you know somebody affected by it, directly or indirectly. Read @Home Visit' by Dave Butler - one of the poems from our 'Hidden Disabilities and me' anthology.
We now have cards available to indicate that you are autistic or have a condition on the autism spectrum. These cards clip onto your Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard to indicate that you may need some support, understanding or more time.
Introducing the Sunflower baseball cap which can be worn to indicate that you have a hidden disability. Complete with an adjustable back strap for the perfect fit, it's finished with the Sunflower on the front. This 100% cotton cap features a front visor.
This Christmas the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is supporting @alAlzheimer's Society - South East England, People First Dorset and Sight Support Ryedale. For every candle, bauble, poetry book and teddy sold we will donate £1 to the respective charity.
Don't forget there are a number of free to download posters available on the site. These can be printed off and used in shops, offices, cafe's, anywhere to bring awareness of the Sunflower to your area. Download for free here https://bit.ly/3iGsMmK
We'd love to find out how the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower supports those who wear it. Share a photo, video or simply tell us where you have last used it. Use the hashtag #WearTheSunflower to share your experience #SunflowerStories
In Scotland from today, face covering are compulsory by law in all shops and they are already mandatory on public transport including buses, trains, trams, planes and taxis. There are exceptions to this law for certain conditions and hidden disabilities.
With the Scottish Government's new legislation coming into effect this Friday, that face coverings by law will be compulsory in all shops. There are exceptions to this law that include exemptions for certain conditions and hidden disabilities.