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FREE Sunflower lanyard for people with hidden disabilities and Face covering exempt cards

Bedford Borough Council has teamed up with Cambridgeshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, The Harpur Centre, Love Bedford (Bedford BID), Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum and Access Bedford to support a project to help people in the Borough feel more confident when going into the community again.

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyards can help people who have disabilities that are not immediately obvious to others. This could include people with learning difficulties, those living with dementia or poor mental health, as well as mobility, speech, visual or hearing impairments.

To collect a FREE Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard and a Face covering exempt card please visit:

The below companies have signed up to the Sunflower Lanyard scheme and you can collect a FREE lanyard from:

  • Argos - Interchange Retail Park Bedford
  • Halifax Bank - Silver Street Bedford
  • HSBC – Allhallows Bedford
  • Lloyds Bank - High Street Bedford
  • M&S Food Halls - Interchange Retail Park Bedford
  • Morrisons - Ampthill Road Bedford
  • Sainsbury's - Clapham Road and Bedford Road Kempston store
  • Tesco - Riverfield Drive and Cardington Road store


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Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old
SEN Provision Type