Carrying I.D. When Shopping

We’ve heard a number of stories about people with disabilities being challenged when trying to access priority shopping times in supermarkets.

The best advice seems to be to be to carry your blue disability parking badge with you (assuming you’ve not had to use it to access parking). Alternatively, a piece of written evidence, such as a doctor’s letter. It shouldn’t be necessary, but experience tells us that disabilities are not always recognised or respected and, of course, many disabilities are invisible.

Another solution is the Sunflower Lanyard, which is recognised in Sainsburys and Tescos. These are not a new idea, but there is now an insert that says “I am out to exercise or to shop for essentials”.

To purchase one (small fee), visit this website: