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Embracing Diversity in Redland City

Embracing Diversity in Redland City
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Redland City Council Adopts International Program for Non-Visible Disabilities Support

In a positive move, Redland City Council has embraced the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower initiative, extending a warm welcome to individuals with non-visible disabilities.

This internationally recognised program promotes inclusivity and understanding for those facing challenges such as dementia, vision or hearing impairment, and chronic illnesses.

Blooming at Council Venues

Implemented at key locations including the Visitor Information Centre, Customer Service Centres, Redland Art Gallery, Libraries, and Redland Performing Arts Centre, the initiative showcases the Council’s commitment to fostering a community that embraces diversity.

CEO Andrew Chesterman expressed pride in being the first Queensland council to officially join this initiative, underscoring the city’s dedication to creating inclusive and welcoming spaces for everyone.

Symbolic Sunflower Lanyards and Pins

Council employees don white sunflower lanyards or pins, signalling their readiness to provide support to those with non-visible disabilities.

Individuals, on the other hand, can choose to wear a green sunflower lanyard, wristband, or badge if they wish to voluntarily disclose their hidden disability, signalling the need for additional assistance.

A Personal Commitment to Inclusion

CEO Andrew Chesterman, personally invested in creating better experiences for individuals of all abilities, remarked, “I see firsthand the impact a little more additional support, care, and kindness can have every day.” This initiative resonates deeply with his commitment to inclusivity.

For more information about the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower initiative and how to support it, visit hdsunflower.com.au.

Join Redland City in fostering a community where everyone can thrive.

Brini Wines