Winning card for disabled

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People with learning disabilities are getting a boost under a scheme launched by Sheffield Council which aims to help them communicate more easily when out and about.

The ‘Help Me Talk To You’ card has been developed to address problems that occur when people do not understand how to talk to and listen to someone with communication difficulties.

The council will be contacting shops and businesses, transport services, GPs, Citizen’s Advice Bureaus, libraries, the police and city ambassadors to tell them about the card.

The aim is all their staff will know about the card, and the ways they can make their communication more effective and less stressful for everyone.

One of the first businesses to agree to ensure its staff are aware of the card is John Lewis, in Barker’s Pool.