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An Asda Living Store in Manchester has introduced a Saturday morning “Quiet Hour” to help customers with autism after an idea from manager Simon Lea.

Simon Lea

Starting on 7th May, he will be opening the store in Cheetham Hill an hour early to trial a “Quiet Hour” for customers who may be disturbed by loud noise.

From 8am to 9am there will be no in-store music or tannoy announcements and the televisions and escalators will be turned off. Colleagues will also be handing out maps of the store featuring pictures instead of words.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 26 April 2016
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When Asda colleague Emily Kellett took the time to chat to a stranger she didn’t realise her chance encounter would touch so many people.

Emily with Patrick

Emily, who is a Mental Health Ambassador at Asda, bumped into 86-year-old Patrick in Leeds city centre and they started chatting. When Patrick asked Emily if she had time for a coffee she said she did – and they ended up spending two hours chatting together.

Afterwards Emily posted on LinkedIn about their chance meeting, saying: "This is Patrick. He is 86 and he stopped me in Leeds yesterday to ask me how my day was. He then asked if by any chance I had time for a coffee. Meetings cancelled – I spent 2 hours with the most wonderful man.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 22 April 2016
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Posted in News & Blogs on 22 April 2016
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Our fab Community Champion Maureen shares her birthday with the Queen – and is spending their special day out on a ‘royal tour’ of some of the local groups she supports.

Maureen as the Queen

Maureen is wearing a peach dress, wig, tiara, pearls and long white gloves to visit a dementia cafe, a multiple sclerosis therapy unit, a community resource centre, a care home and a soup kitchen.

Maureen’s serving coffees and teas, posed for photos and chatted to people throughout her 61st birthday.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 21 April 2016
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Our fun new Corgi cakes – inspired by our collegue Joanna’s cute Corgis – are heading to stores in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday next week!

Corgi and cakes

Joanna Hayward breeds Corgis and has met the Queen three times through their shared love of the dogs.

Posted in News & Blogs on 16 April 2016