We know that all people don’t look the same, and neither does disability. Travellers Aid is proud to offer services to all people who need them. Travellers Aid firmly believes access and inclusion must work together to empower people to fully participate in life.
“Globally 1 in 7 of us live with a disability. And of those, 80% are invisible. That is 1 billion people who are living with a non-visible disability.”
This is they we are proud to be a part of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme. Looking at someone and deciding at a glance, based on their visible appearance whether they have a disability is impossible. This is where wearing the Sunflower can help.
Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around the wearer including staff, colleagues, and health professionals that they need additional support, help or a little more time. The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower exists to help those with disabilities that are not immediately obvious such as autism, chronic pain, dementia, anxiety, visual or hearing impairment. Helping to make the invisible, visible.
Purchase your Sunflower products at Travellers Aid sites at Southern Cross and Flinders Street Station.
Is your organisation a member of the Sunflower network?
Is your place of work Sunflower friendly? If not then why not suggest they look into becoming members of the Sunflower. We provide training and assistance to help businesses recognise the Sunflower in order 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 though articles
- and even reveal your Sunflower-friendly events
Become a member of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network.