Sainsbury’s and Argos have rollout the sunflower lanyards scheme to all stores which has been purposely designed to act as a discreet sign for store colleagues that they may need to provide a customer with additional support, with hidden disabilities, such as autism, dementia, visual or hearing impairment and anxiety
Colleagues will be happy to provide extra support such as assisting with finding shopping items or simply giving customers more time at the checkout.
Locally Sainsbury's Clapham Road and both Argos stores in town and the retail park have stock of the Sunflower lanyard. Sainsbury’s Kempston have been overwhelmed by the uptake and are currently out of stock.
The lanyard can also be used at all our local airports there is a guide on each airport on the local offer including the sensory room at Gatwick, that can be accessed here https://tinyurl.com/y6ywpvu8
Milton Keynes shopping centre and Milton Keynes Theatre have also signed up to the scheme.