Trolley trouble

30th August 2012

  • On a Forum outreach visit to Norfolk Park Special School in March 2012, parents said that some of their worst experiences with their children happened in supermarkets. Many had trouble finding a suitable trolley for their disabled child, parking was often a problem and staff did not always understand the difficulties faced by parents.

    We had a discussion about how we could improve the situation, and out of that came the idea of the “Trolley Project”. Parents agreed that it would be really helpful to know what disability-friendly trolleys were available, and what policies the different supermarkets had regarding stocking, storage and access to these trolleys.

    Would you be interested in helping with the Trolley Project? Our workers Eva and Anne will be able to help with administration, but we really need the views and opinions of parents and carers to set up and carry out this project. 

    If this sounds like something that you would like to help us with, or if you want to find out a bit more, then please get in touch.