New trolleys mean less shopping stress for carers
COLES has introduced specially designed trolleys for children with disabilities at its Coffs Coast stores.
The trolleys are part of a 12-month national rollout, and provide greater support and convenience for parents and carers of children with disabilities.
The additional needs trolley is the result of three years research into its design and manufacture.
"The trolley ensures that parents and carers no longer need to juggle a wheelchair and shopping basket during their shop," Coles operations and supply chain director Andy Coleman 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 CEO Suzanne Colbert said the new trolleys demonstrated inclusion and thinking outside the box.
"By having accessible shopping trolleys available in stores across Australia, Coles is making it easier for families of children with disability to do their grocery shopping, without the experience causing undue stress or anxiety," she said.
The trolley fits a child of up to 70kg in weight and has padding on the sides, a harness and additional support in its structure.
They are available at Coles Coffs Harbour, Toormina and Moonee Beach.