OLIVER – who design, build and run in-house agencies and marketing ecosystems for brands – has joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower this National Inclusion Week, raising awareness of the Sunflower and supporting those with non-visible disabilities.
This is the latest progression in OLIVER’s ongoing commitment to actively create a pro-inclusive, anti-racist organisation – where everyone feels safe, supported and like they belong.
The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower supports people with a non-visible disability – such as autism, dementia, mental health issues or learning difficulties – making the invisible visible, and helps them attain the understanding, patience and assistance needed when going about their daily lives.
In addition to making the Sunflower lanyards available to employees with an invisible disability, OLIVER is training staff to identify the Sunflower, help them to gain a deeper understanding of non-visible disabilities and learn how to support Sunflower wearers.
Paul White, from Hidden Disabilities Sunflower said;
“OLIVER is demonstrating its commitment to disability inclusion by joining the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower global network and beginning its journey of knowledge about invisible disabilities.
Everyone will have access to the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower training which opens conversations about disability and is a catalyst to normalising disability and exploring work-place adjustments. The Sunflower is a discreet sign that can be recognised easily, importantly people with non-visible disabilities wear it when and where they choose, at work, leisure, education or home.”
Vijay Chohan, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partner at OLIVER, commented on the new partnership;
“Here at OLIVER and the Inside Ideas Group we are striving to foster a culture of inclusion, for all of our employees with all abilities. We have joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, to raise awareness, encourage conversation and reduce the stigma around living and working with a hidden disability.”
Learn more about OLIVER’s commitment to inclusion, diversity and belonging here.
Is your organisation a member of the Sunflower network?
Is your place of work Sunflower friendly? If not, why not suggest they look into becoming members of the Sunflower? We provide training and assistance to help businesses recognise the Sunflower to support individuals with non-visible disabilities and become confident in providing them with additional help or assistance.
Join an impressive network of organisations so our Sunflower wearers can find you as they plan their days out:
- add your location to the Sunflower location map
- provide details useful for Sunflower-friendly visits
- demonstrate how accessible you are
- tell your story through articles
- and even reveal your Sunflower-friendly events
Become a member of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network.