White Rose Shopping Centre is hosting a day of disability drop-in sessions to coincide with the UK’s first day dedicated to accessible shopping: Purple Tuesday, November 13 November.
The day, which is coordinated by disability organisation Purple, has been endorsed by the government and is being supported by owner and operator of White Rose, Landsec.
From 9am–8pm the drop-in in the Central Atrium, is open to people with disabilities and their families and carers to share their views on the centre’s accessibility.
Guide Dogs UK will also be on site during the event.
Steven Foster, General Manager, said: “It’s very important to us that our facilities at White Rose meet the needs of each and every visitor.”
He added: “We’re very proud of the work done so far to improve our accessibility, and we are keen to speak to our local community to discover how White Rose can become even more inclusive.”
White Rose recently published an Autism-Friendly Guide in association with local charity Specialist Autism Services, and its Cineworld hosts monthly autism-friendly screenings.
The centre also offers a free Shopmobility service which provides visitors with a free electric scooter, or powered or manual wheelchair.
In 2017, White Rose unveiled a new toilet and family changing facility complete with a Changing Places space.
Changing Places toilets meet the needs of those with profound and multiple learning or physical disabilities, providing the right equipment, enough space, and a safe, clean environment.