Sunflower lanyard for people who may require additional support when travelling through the airport.
If you have a disability that may not be immediately obvious but would appreciate support from staff in airports then you may be interested to know there is a lanyard you can wear to signal this.
The lanyard, which is entirely voluntary for people with hidden disabilities and their families, acts as a discreet sign for staff that additional support or help may be required.
The lanyard is sometimes known as the “sunflower lanyard” because of its appearance – a strip of green with a pattern of sunflowers. Once you get one, it is yours to keep and use for future travels or trips where the scheme is recognised
The lanyard can be collected from Luton, Gatwick, Stanstead and Heathrow who are all supporting the scheme. For further information on the scheme, please see the individual airport SEND special assistance page.
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