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London adopts ‘Please offer me a seat’ pins with hidden health conditions

Commuters using London’s train network who have hidden or subtle health conditions are being offered ‘Please offer me a seat’ pins as part of a new trial.

The pins are provided to people who might find it difficult to stand for extended periods of time.

Questions are being raised as to whether Melbourne should adopt a similar trial to encourage other commuters to be more considerate, and offer up their seats to those who might not want to ask.

3AW’s Talking Health host Dr Sally Cockburn said balance could be an issue for some which may prevent them from using public transport.

‘I’ve had this experience with my patients that they hate having to be identified as someone with a disability,’ she said on 3AW Breakfast.

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