Spe­cial needs trol­leys help ease stress

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Par­ents and car­ers who have chil­dren with a dis­abil­ity can now ac­cess spe­cially de­signed su­per­mar­ket trol­leys at Coles stores in the Pil­bara.

Based on a US trol­ley known as Caro­line’s Cart, the trol­ley can cart a child up to 70kg, has pad­ding on the sides, a har­ness and ad­di­tional sup­port in its struc­ture.

Coles oper­a­tions and sup­ply chain di­rec­tor Andy Cole­man said he was pleased with the pos­i­tive re­sponse Coles had re­ceived from cus­tomers us­ing the spe­cially de­signed trol­ley.

“The trol­ley en­sures that par­ents and car­ers no longer need to jug­gle a wheel­chair and shop­ping bas­ket dur­ing their shop at Coles,” he said.

“It means they are able to place all their gro­ceries in a trol­ley while also hav­ing their child seated safely.”

Aus­tralian Net­work on Dis­abil­ity chief ex­ec­u­tive Suzanne Col­bert said the or­gan­i­sa­tion wel­comed the work done in meet­ing the needs of cus­tomers.

“By hav­ing ac­ces­si­ble shop­ping trol­leys avail­able in stores across WA, Coles is mak­ing it eas­ier for fam­i­lies of chil­dren with dis­abil­ity to do their gro­cery shop­ping, with­out caus­ing un­due stress,” she said.

The ad­di­tional needs trol­ley is avail­able from the cus­tomer ser­vice desks in the Kar­ratha, South Hed­land and Tom Price stores.

Pic­ture: Coles

Coles now has spe­cial needs trol­leys in its Pil­bara stores.

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