Slow Shopping is for anyone with visible, invisible or intellectual disabilities who may find shopping stressful or challenging. This is a dementia friendly service. It’s a time when shops or supermarkets offer an enhanced service to customers who need more time or support to shop. There are chairs if you need them, as well as a quieter and calmer shopping experience. Venues in Newcastle that offer Slow Shopping are:
- Sainsbury’s in Gosforth and Tesco at Kingston Park offer the service on Tuesday afternoon
- John Lewis have an area in their cafe ‘The Place to Eat’ where the tables are set on the first Tuesday 9am to 11am and and Saturday 9am to 10am of the month
- Newcastle Building Society in all branches. Ask to find the time at your local branch. Gosforth, Tuesday mornings
- Ikea, Gateshead
Please visit their store locator to find out about slow shopping near you.