During International Day of People with Disabilities back in December we pledged our support for the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme which gives people a discreet way to symbolise their hidden disability and lets others know that they may need additional support.
As members of the scheme we have access to resources that we can use to train our staff to identify the hidden disabilities sunflower, gain a deeper understanding of hidden disabilities and learn how to approach and support residents with a hidden disability.
We also have membership pins that will be available to resident-facing staff one they’ve completed their training. Other sunflower products will be available at the Evelyn community store once Covid-19 restrictions have eased for any residents who want to declare a hidden disability. Alternatively you can purchase hidden disability items from the sunflower scheme online shop.