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Hidden Disabilities Sunflower


NHS Golden Jubilee has joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022.

The scheme is available to support staff, patients and visitors working in or attending the Golden Jubilee at the Golden Jubilee University National Hospital and our Eye Centre, Research Institute and Conference Hotel as well as in the NHS Scotland Academy and the national Centre for Sustainable Delivery.

Read our press release to find out why we’ve joined the Sunflower Scheme

About the Sunflower Scheme

The Sunflower Scheme exists to support those with non-visible disabilities such as autism, chronic pain, dementia, sight or hearing loss.

Wearing the Sunflower lanyard enables individuals to discreetly indicate that they have an invisible disability and may need additional assistance, kindness, or simply a little more time.

Globally 1 in 7 people live with disability. But while some of us experience a disability that is visible, many have a non-visible condition or experience a combination of both visible and non-visible conditions.

By choosing to wear the Sunflower as a lanyard, badge, ribbon, card or wristband, people with non-visible disabilities can discreetly let people around them know they have a non-visible disability and that they may need a helping hand, understanding, or simply more time.

For further information, visit the Hidden Disabilities website.


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