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 26 October 2020 • Forest Row Local
COMMUNITYSpotlight Holy Trinity Eco-Church Group
Invites you to please come along and help with Forest Row Litter Pick: Saturday 3 October
Meet at 9.45 for 10.00 a.m. start in the Community Centre car park preferably in family groups or ‘bubbles’
For details contact: Julie Martin on 07852197257 or
Sunflower project to support
Wealden residents with hidden disabilities
Wealden District Council has teamed up with Wealden Dementia Action Alliance to support a project to help people in Wealden feel more confident going into the community again.
The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower project helps those who have disabilities that are not immediately obvious to others. This could include people with learning difficulties, those living with dementia or poor mental health, as well as mobility, speech, visual or hearing impairments.
Wearing the sunflower lanyard discreetly indicates to others, including shop workers, members of the community, colleagues and health professionals that additional support, help or a little more time may be needed.
Hidden disabilities could also include asthma and other lung conditions as well as chronic illnesses such as renal failure, diabetes and sleep disorders, or indeed any illness that significantly impacts day to day life. They affect each person in
a different way, and can be painful, exhausting, and isolating. Without visible evidence of the hidden disability, it is frequently difficult for others to acknowledge the challenges faced. As a consequence, sympathy and understanding can often be in short supply.
Lanyards are provided free of charge at the following locations. Forest Row Community Centre, Crowborough Town Council offices, Uckfield Civic Centre, Polegate Town Council (please call 01323 488114 to arrange collection). Sussex Community Development Association, Hailsham. Alternatively, please call Wealden District Council Customer Services on 01323 443322 for further details.
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