Distance Aware Initiatives

Distance Aware Initiatives

The Distance Aware scheme is a national initiative enabling individuals and organisations to politely prompt ongoing distancing and respect of individual social space. The scheme was designed to help the group of people with who have underlying health conditions politely enforce their need for social distancing. There are a number of ‘badges’ which can be downloaded to your phone or printed to assist in politely enforce social distancing.

To download the badges, follow this link - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/please-give-me-space-social-distancing-cards-or-badges

Sunflower Hidden Disability Lanyards

Please be aware of the Sunflower Hidden Disability Lanyards - anyone wearing one of these lanyards has a hidden disability and may not be wearing a mask or able to socially distance how others do. Please give them a bit of space and understanding. Many people are having a hard time while out and about and about at the moment, a bit of understanding goes a long way.

Right at Home Guildford are giving away 150 official Sunflower Hidden Disability Lanyards to individuals in the local community who have dementia or another hidden disability. Just give them a call on 01252 783426 or email hello@rightathomegf.co.uk with your details. Do share this information, the more people who are aware the better.

For more information about Sunflower Hidden Disability Lanyards, follow this link - https://hiddendisabilitiesstore.com

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