Council is a member of the Sunflower Program

sunflower-program

Ku-ring-gai Council is now a member of the Sunflower Program. This means our staff are trained to better assist children and adults with hidden disabilities or chronic health conditions.

Globally 1 in 7 people live with a disability. While some experience visible disabilities, many have a non-visible health condition or disability that is neurological, cognitive, physical, visual, auditory or include sensory and processing difficulties. Examples include autism, anxiety, dementia, diabetes, epilepsy and hearing loss.

Chronic health conditions can include arthritis, diabetes, chronic pain, severe allergies and sleep disorders.

The sunflower is a globally recognised symbol for hidden disabilities or chronic health conditions. The Sunflower Program uses it as the basis for simple tools for you to share with others that you have a hidden disability or chronic health condition.

Free sunflower lanyards and bracelets are available to those who need them at the following locations:

  • Council’s customer service centre, Level 4 818 Pacific Highway Gordon.
  • All Ku-ring-gai libraries.
  • Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre at West Pymble.
  • The Wildflower Garden at St Ives.
  • Ku-ring-gai Art Centre at Roseville.
  • Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre at St Ives.

Simply wear the sunflower lanyard or bracelet at these venues if you want to show that you need additional support, understanding or time from our staff.

Staff in these locations have received training to recognise the lanyards and bracelets and provide support as required.

View more information about the Sunflower Program.