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Forum => Health and Disability => Topic started by: suessad on 12 Oct 2019 08:56AM

Title: Sunflower Lanyard
Post by: suessad on 12 Oct 2019 08:56AM
Not sure if this has been mentioned before but, as more places are starting to use the system. I thought I would give the helpful link.

https://www.hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/?fbclid=IwAR1y8eSC0B8zi01wkK9pk6JYZT4qbUPfqvRZ9rBHCrnzaSDgAqgr4lONOU0
Title: Re: Sunflower Lanyard
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 13 Oct 2019 09:58AM
I had not heard of this, it is a good idea and a sunflower is friendly and cheerful.
Title: Re: Sunflower Lanyard
Post by: auntieCtheM on 13 Oct 2019 05:39PM
Oh yes, it seems that at airports you can bypass the queues if you wear one.
Title: Re: Sunflower Lanyard
Post by: suessad on 15 Oct 2019 07:51AM
Sainsburys have reportedly joined. Should make life easier in the Christmas queue. >thumbsup< 
Title: Re: Sunflower Lanyard
Post by: ATurtle on 27 Oct 2019 07:02PM
Poster spotted on the platform at Hastings Station, so Southeast Rail are adopting it.

If I'm not to tired out to remember, I'll ask at Bexhill on my way home tomorrow if Southern Rail are raking it up.

I would have put a picture up, but something is not letting me.

BTW on the site that SueSad posted you can buy the lanyards, plus cards to hang on them which have spaces for your name, Emergency Contact Details and your hidden disability, and I would suggest buying the covers to go over the card as it will a) protect the writing and b) stop the hole on the card pulling through.
Title: Re: Sunflower Lanyard
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 15 Nov 2019 09:51AM
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Emergency Contact Details and your hidden disability, and I would suggest buying the covers to go over the card as it will a) protect the writing and b) stop the hole on the card pulling through.
Good idea  >thumbsup<


There was a item on this on the BBC2 Victoria Derbyshire program the other day and they showed the lanyard and explained its use. There were three disabled people and a representitive from Marks and Spencers all taking about the benefits of people wearing the lanyard and talking about some of the countries  companies taking part already.
Title: Re: Sunflower Lanyard
Post by: Fiz on 13 Jan 2020 07:32AM
I have a sunflower lanyard. It was posted to me free by a North London train company. I've worn it on trains and so far haven't noticed any difference in the help that I  have received but the lanyards existance is evidence that hidden disabilities are becoming more widely recognised which is excellent
Title: Re: Sunflower Lanyard
Post by: Sunny Clouds on 14 Jan 2020 01:33PM
As an aside on emergency details...

Not instead of putting them on a Sunflower Card, but as well...

I carry my disabled bus pass, usually clipped to my waistband but sometimes in a pocket, and on the reverse (visible on the back of the holder I've got it in) is a card with key details including NHS number and GP name and phone number.

On one occasion a couple of years ago when I was in hospital being checked out for concussion, I found as I left that they'd found my card and put it on the counter next to my chart. 

So if you have something that would be quickly spotted by someone helping when you can't communicate or can only communicate in a limited fashion, it's worth also putting the details there.

Which brings me full-circle to the Sunflower Lanyards because for those that feel comfortable wearing them, even without additional info on them, my guess is that they'd also be useful if you have an accident to warn emergency personnel that you have at least one hidden disability.