There are some useful products and services for Neurodivergent and Disabled people that can be accessed across the U.K.
We are learning more about new products and services every day, and will add to this list as we discover and use them.
Please contact us if you know of a useful product or service that should be on our list.
The WelcoME App (#WelcoMEapp) by Neatebox is an innovative app designed to improve the customer service experience for Disabled people, and support retailers and public services to be more accessible.
You can find out more about the app by clicking on the link in the text above and in the video below.
Since it’s inception, the Sunflower Lanyard scheme from Hidden Disabilities has been a fantastic support for people with hidden disabilities accessing services in the community.
Where retail staff are properly trained, wearing a lanyard indicates to the member of staff that the wearer has a hidden disability and may need extra processing time, or may not act in a way that is usually expected e.g. they may avoid eye contact or find it challenging to engage in small talk.
Recently, many disabled people have reported that retail staff connect the Sunflower Lanyard with facemasks instead of hidden disabilities. Please report this to store management if you encounter it.
You can find out how to access a Sunflower Lanyard and other related products on the Hidden Disabilities website.
Tom, who is blind, and his neighbour Laura came up with the Ramble Tag which launched in 2018 as a way to make the guided experience more fluid, and give the blind person more independence.
The Ramble Tag is a contactless guidance method and is particularly useful for those who wish to avoid touching their guide as physical boundaries can be easily respected, and the overall experience is easy and comfortable.
You can find out more about The Ramble Tag, including how to purchase one on the website.