The Marlands shopping centre management and many of their retailers have recently undergone an amazing awareness training session by a dementia friends champion to help them understand some of the challenges faced by people who are living with dementia, autism or other sensory issues whilst shopping. With this in mind the centre will be introducing Sensory Sundays which will be held on the last Sunday in each month. They hope to introduce some small changes such as requesting the stores to reduce the volume of their music in store and security and cleaning staff that have undergone the training will be available to assist wherever possible. They really hope that this day will help and they hope to involve some of our community as a focus group to feedback any of the issues they find which make shopping a challenge.

If you would like to be involved in this please contact them for more information via email to: [email protected]

Address: Civic Centre Road, SO14 7SJ Southampton
Phone: 023 8033 9164