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OLIVER joins the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to help make the un-seen seen
September 29, 2022
OLIVER – the only company in the world to exclusively design, build and run in-house agencies and marketing ecosystems for brands – has partnered with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower this National Inclusion Week, raising awareness of the Sunflower symbol and supporting those with non-visible disabilities.
The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower supports people with a non-visible disability – such as autism, dementia, mental health issues or learning difficulties – making the invisible visible, and helping them attain the understanding, patience and assistance needed when going about their daily lives.
In addition to making the Sunflower lanyards available to employees with an invisible disability, OLIVER is training staff to identify the Sunflower; helping them to gain a deeper understanding of non-visible disabilities and learn how to support Sunflower wearers.
Paul White, from Hidden Disabilities Sunflower said; “OLIVER is demonstrating its commitment to disability inclusion by joining the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower global network and continuing its journey of knowledge about invisible disabilities.
“Everyone will have access to the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower training which in turn opens the conversation and is a catalyst to normalising disability and the exploration of work-place adjustments.”
Hidden Disabilities Sunflower reported that, around the world, 1 in 7 people have some form of disability. Of this, 80% of those disabilities are not visible. That is over 10 million people in the UK, and approximately 1.3 billion globally. The Sunflower, which was created in 2016, found that these disabilities can impact the way a person learns, communicates and processes information, while others’ condition may cause chronic pain, dizziness and fatigue.
Vijay Chohan, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partner at OLIVER, commented on the new partnership;
“Here at OLIVER and the Inside Ideas Group we are striving to foster a culture of inclusion, for all of our employees with all abilities. We have joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, to raise awareness, encourage conversation and reduce the stigma around living and working with a hidden disability.”
You can find out more about OLIVER’s commitment to inclusion, diversity and belonging here. To discover more about The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, visit the Sunflower at hiddendisabilitiesstore.com.