Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

31 January, 2024

Claddagh Credit Union is proud to join with the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower.

Not every disability is visible, some are hidden.

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is a globally recognised symbol that discreetly indicates an individual may require additional assistance, understanding, or a little more time when
performing certain tasks. This initiative is part of our ongoing commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all our members.

“We are dedicated to creating a welcoming and accessible environment for everyone,” said Ted Coyle, Deputy CEO of Claddagh Credit Union . “Recognising the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is just one of many steps Claddagh Credit Union is taking to ensure inclusivity and accessibility for all members. We are inviting all members with any type of hidden disabilities to visit any of our branches and experience the newly enhanced support services now available.”

All Claddagh Credit Union staff have received training to enable them to recognise the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower and to understand the best practices for providing assistance to those who choose to display it. Members who display a Sunflower lanyard, pin badge, wrist band or other wearable can expect greater patience, understanding, and a willingness from staff to accommodate their additional needs, whether it’s providing clearer explanations, offering a quiet space, or simply allowing extra time for transactions.

Tristan Casson-Rennie, Regional Director, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, Ireland & Northern Ireland said: “It has been great to work with the team at Claddagh Credit Union and witnessing their commitment to becoming more inclusive and accessible for all of their members. We look forward to supporting them on their journey.”

We are delighted to be able to offer members a Sunflower products, available for free by visiting Claddagh Credit Union offices on Mainguard St, Westside Shopping Centre or Oughterard.