How Slow Shopping Works

Slow Shopping® caters for those who suffer from anxiety or mental illness, those who struggle with communication or literacy, the elderly, those with dementia and all those who suffer from visible, invisible or intellectual disabilities.

Who is Slow Shopping® suitable for?

It is aimed at anyone who needs more time and presents a space in which it is safe to take time to think. This might include those who suffer from anxiety, those with communication or literacy difficulties, the elderly, those suffering with dementia as well as those who have more visible disabilities. This is an inclusive project and is not meant to exclude anyone.

Shopping is an essential part of our lives and involves social interaction, health, financial awareness and being out in the everyday day world. Many carers and friends and families also find shopping very challenging.

What Slow Shopping® offers

  • Dedicated times within the week where staff are aware of the needs of their shoppers and allows them time and space to shop.
  • Chairs are available within the store so you can pause and take your time whilst inside the store.
  • Help points in the store where staff are aware of the particular needs of their shoppers.

Customers are not identified as having additional needs and there are no specialist aisles or separation which can be the source of more stress.

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