For many of us, shopping is a part of everyday life, a necessity.
For someone with a learning disability, going to a shop can be an experience filled with anxiety, worry, confusion and fear.
Without realising it, many of our local shops are filled with barriers, preventing those with disabilities from accessing the most basic of services.
With the onset of lockdown, new safety measures and ever-changing guidelines, shopping has become a very difficult experience for people with learning disabilities.
Will you support us in #BreakingBarriers?
At Sunnybank, we hope to use our experience to ease the anxiety of our members who feel prohibited from visiting shops, and to guide our local shops and businesses in the small steps they can take to break down these barriers and make their shops and store fronts inclusive for everyone.
Who’s doing it well?
We are delighted to see that some of our local shops and businesses are already making great efforts to create a safe and welcoming environment for their disabled customers.
We’ll be sharing examples of local shops doing it well on our social media channels over the couple of weeks so please keep your eyes peeled.
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