Equality News Update: Kingdom FM: Fife autism charity praising supermarket scheme

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Parents of children with autism in Fife are among those benefiting from a supermarket scheme making shopping easier for them.

Parents of children with autism in Fife are among those benefiting from a supermarket scheme making shopping easier for them.

Morrisons, which has four stores in Fife, are turning off the music, avoiding making tannoy announcements, and keeping trolley movemments to a minimum between 9am and 10am on Saturday mornings.

It is part of a national ‘Quieter Hour’ scheme, designed to make visits easier for people with sensory impairments.

Liza Quin runs the charity Autism Rocks fife, and has a daughter with autism:

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Angela Gray, a Morrisons ‘Community Champion’, said: “I was involved in the initial trial as my son is autistic and we found that these changes made a real difference.

“The trial showed there is a need for a quieter shopping experience for some customers.”

 

Read more at: https://www.kingdomfm.co.uk/news/local-news/fife-autism-charity-praising-supermarket-scheme/

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