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  • Successful Legal Challenge On Priority Online Shopping

    Successful Legal Challenge On Priority Online Shopping

    A Sheffield-based legal firm has launched a campaign to ensure disabled people get priority online shopping places.Fry Law recently won a case taken against Tesco on behalf of a housebound woman who had been unable to secure a slot for her shopping. She accused the supermarket of breaching the Equality Act 2010 for not making reasonable adjustments.

  • Lidl Shopper told she 'Did not look very Disabled'

    Lidl Shopper told she 'Did not look very Disabled'

    A Sheffield woman with a rare impairment has made an official complaint to a supermarket after she was not allowed to do shopping with her carer because she did ‘not look very disabled.’ Chantelle who has the rare progressive neurological disorder Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, said:
    “What is ironic is that there is a sign in the shop window saying ‘not all disabilities are visible’.

  • Crystal Peaks 'Sensory Sundays'

    Crystal Peaks 'Sensory Sundays'

    On the last Sunday of every month from 10am to 2pm Crystal Peaks offer a range of measures to make the shopping experience more inviting to people who prefer a quieter environment.Stores will turn off their music, or turn it down to a low level. Hand driers will be switched off as well as children’s rides. Vending machines will also not make a sound. Sensory Sundays may be of particular interest to people with autism.

  • Sunflower Lanyards at Sainsbury's Show Hidden Disability

    Sainsbury’s supermarkets are rolling out a scheme designed to enhance the shopping experience for people with hidden disabilities such as autism, dementia, visual or hearing impairment. Shoppers will be able to pick up a sunflower lanyard at participating Sainsbury’s stores, which will act as a discreet sign to alert staff to customers who may need additional help whilst shopping

  • Shop with Amazon Smile and Support Disability Sheffield

    This new service from Amazon is making us smile to think you could nominate Disability Sheffield as your chosen charity to receive 0.5% of the price of your purchase, at no cost to you. We’d be so grateful for your support !

  • Slow Shopping Experience

    Customer Katherine Vero, whose mother had dementia, was delighted when her local Sainsbury’s in Gosforth agreed to trial ‘Slow Shopping’ ( starting this month ) and hopes that other retailers will follow where Sainsbury’s leads.

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