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Implement Special Needs Trolleys throughout all Coles and Woolworths Stores

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I’m the mother of a 3 year old boy with cerebral palsy. I’m asking Coles and Woolworths to introduce special needs trolleys at all their stores, like big supermarkets do overseas, so we can get on with our lives instead of fighting to do the simple things!

When I asked at my local Woolworths and Coles if I could use their Special Needs trolley, Woolworths flat out said they won’t be getting one, and Coles are going to take 2 months (it's been over 2 months now!)

Mikey is a beautiful kid. As he’s growing, he continues to wear a leg brace because of his Cerebral Palsy - and there’s no way he can use the ordinary trolleys.  His condition means he tires easily and so needs the support of a safe and supported trolley.

This should be an easy thing - these companies are huge.  In the grand scheme of things, getting at least one of these trolleys at every store has to be achievable.  And it would make such a huge difference for families like mine.  It’d mean we can have the choice to shop at any of their stores, just like anyone else would.

As it is, like most families, I squeeze groceries in between caring for my family, part-time work and running a household, but on top of that, when you’re caring for a child with disability and/or chronic conditions, you need to fit in therapy and hospital visits too.  I need to be able to rely on the fact that I can just drop into a supermarket and there’s going to be a trolley he can use there - without it taking 2 months of lobbying and begging to get it done!

Please sign my petition asking Coles and Woolworths to introduce special needs trolleys at all their stores.  Just like other big supermarkets have started doing overseas.  It won’t cost them much, but it’ll mean the world of difference for families like mine and make life that bit easier.



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