Learning disability

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  5. Train company's sunflower scheme to help those with hidden disability

    A new train travel scheme is aiming to support people with "hidden" disabilities.

    Passengers with learning disabilities will be given sunflower lanyards and ID cards by Greater Anglia staff.

    The sunflower initiative is a way of signalling someone may need additional help or more time when travelling.

    Sunflower lanyard

    Paul White, from Hidden Disabilities, said living with a hidden disability "can make daily life more demanding" and the new scheme "helps by discreetly indicating to people that those who choose to wear it, have a hidden disability and may need additional support, help or a little more time".

    Greater Anglia’s accessibility manager, Rebecca Richardson, added that the company was committed to "making rail travel accessible for everyone".