We’ve joined The Sunflower.
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. We believe 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 why 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.
How does it help me?
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 our Travellers Aid sites at Southern Cross and Flinders Street Station.
Lanyard + ID card $12.00
Wristband child $5.00
Wristband adult $6.00
Circular white supporters badge $6.00
If you would like to learn more about the stories and people behind the Hidden Disability Sunflower, a podcast called the Conversations is well worth a listen. The topics are often personal and explore invisible disabilities through the prism of the Sunflower with guests hosted by members of the Sunflower team. Subscribe to the podcasts here.