We want everyone working at Carnival UK to feel valued and that they belong. We’re completely committed to creating an inclusive culture where we can openly and confidently be ourselves.  

In the UK, 1 in 5 people have a disability and we all have a role to play in creating a more inclusive environment for everyone.

To support our approach in creating a more inclusive culture at Carnival UK and to Respect and Protect our colleagues, we’re proud to be participating in the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme at Carnival House.

From 26 July, anyone at Carnival House with a disability or health condition, whether short or long term, will have the option of wearing a Sunflower lanyard to discreetly indicate to people around them  that they may need additional support, time or a more inclusive approach.  Lanyards can be worn all the time, or as and when needed, for example to indicate a fluctuating condition. Find out a bit more about what a hidden disability might look like in the video below.

The Sunflower scheme will only work if we all support those who choose to wear a lanyard. Here are a few examples of actions we can take:

  • Offer a lanyard wearer priority at the lifts
  • If chairing a meeting, including on Zoom, ask “Is there anything we can do in this meeting that will be helpful for you?”
  • Offer a lanyard  wearer a seat if there is limited seating available
  • Offer assistance in an emergency

If you feel you would benefit from wearing a Sunflower lanyard, you’ll be able to pick one up for free from Reception at Carnival House from 26 July. You’ll find them near the waiting area to the left as your enter the building through the main doors.

Don’t forget to also speak to your line manager about any adjustments that would benefit you, to help us build a more inclusive environment. It’s completely up to you how much information you choose to disclose. 

You’ll find more information on the scheme on our office working pages. Use ‘Ctrl + F’ and search ‘hidden disability’.

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