The 'Please give me space' initiative is a concept developed by Hidden Disabilities Sunflower in collaboration with The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and the UK Government's Cabinet Office.
If you find it difficult to socially distance, you can display this emblem when you go out to signal to others around you that they need to pay attention and give you space. The yellow circle with a person in the centre has two arrows pointing out either side to indicate space; 'Please give me space'.
Mark Isherwood Elected Regional Member of the Senedd, (Welsh Parliament), explains how the pandemic has affected people of all ages, in particular people from disadvantaged groups.
Introducing the 'Please give me space stories' Holly Tuke is registered blind. In this interview Holly discusses how her life is affected and the challenges that she faces with social distancing. It's a great listen.
Sharon recommends Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyards Scheme®
This is a wonderful scheme, I have been a carer for people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, Airports and any crowded situations can be totally overwhelming. When on medication they are more in control but it does wear off and procedures at airports can be lengthy, thank you so much for giving these people a chance again to travel!
Jane recommends Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyards Scheme®
I think it is a positive move for both adults and children with hidden disabilities and apparent disadvantages that people take for granted. Brilliant idea.
Donna recommends Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyards Scheme®
Excellent idea so other travellers understand Airports can be extremely stressful for autistic people Specially the amount of people along with confusion and noise. I am now able to travel without fear.
Madeleine Hidden Disabilities sunflower lanyard wearer
Wearing one of the sunflower lanyards gave me the confidence to travel unaccompanied, safe in the knowledge that discreet support would be given if needed ....
Barbara recommends Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyards Scheme®
A brilliant scheme for people with hidden disabilities.