Sensory Shopping Day for St Austell
Mon 5th June 2017
White River Place Shopping Centre in St Austell will
be holding a ‘Sensory Day’ on Saturday June 10th, from 9am to 2pm, as
part of a wider Ellandi initiative.
The day is designed to support and raise awareness of
autism and spectrum conditions, and how people with these conditions, or other
learning difficulties, can sometimes find it challenging to cope with being in
a busy environment with lots of loud noises and bright lights.
On the day White River Cinema will be running one of
their regular autism friendly screenings, full details of which are available
on their web page, and there will be a performance by the local Doubletrees School
Choir at 11am in Aylmer Square.
Holland, Operations Manager at White River Place, said: “We
know shopping can be a really difficult experience for people suffering with
autism or learning difficulties, so on this day we will encourage stores to
either turn their instore music off or have it at a very low level. Lights will
also be dimmed where practical and safe. We will also be providing a sensory
quiet area. The aim of the day is to raise awareness and help those who
experience these difficulties to feel more at ease in our shopping centre.
“This is the first time we have run such a day in
the centre, and we hope this will be the start of regular sensory shopping here
in St Austell.
To help our local
community, as well as raising awareness we are planning further training and engagement
with our retailers to develop future days”
For more information and to keep up to date on St
Austell events, follow the White River Place social media channels, either on Facebook at www.facebook.com/whiteriverplace
on Twitter @Whiteriverplace.
Book now at White River Place Cinema for the autism friendly screening of Pirates of
the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge on the 10th.