In support of The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour, we host regular quiet hours on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 10am to 11am all year round.
Our shops take simple steps where possible to create a more autism-friendly experience and as a centre we are committed in creating an autism-friendly shopping experience each month, which includes:
- Dimming lights around the centre
- Reducing background noise, wherever possible
- Raising awareness of autism
Throughout 2019, we will be making shopping more accessible for our autistic shoppers and our quiet hours will commence on the following dates:
- Wednesday 1 April
- Wednesday 6 May
- Wednesday 3 June
- Wednesday 1 July
- Wednesday 5 August
- Wednesday 2 September
- Wednesday 7 October
- Wednesday 4 November
- Wednesday 2 December
Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. There are approximately 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.
Find out more about autism by visiting the National Autistic Society here.
Sensory back packs
Did you know that you can now hire sensory back packs from our customer service desk?
These include ear defenders and fidget toys and cost a £20 refundable deposit.
Find out more about hiring our sensory back packs here.