The Mall Walthamstow has joined a nationwide initiative to support people with autism.

The shopping centred has joined the Purple Tuesday scheme with a pledge to train all its guest facing teams in autism awareness.

On Tuesday, November 12 The Mall Walthamstow officially joined the Purple Tuesday campaign, which focuses on changing the guest experience for disabled people and ensuring we are accessible for all.

Purple Tuesday marks the start of The Mall Walthamstow’s pledge to train all its guest facing teams in autism awareness. Once trained the team will receive a recognisable autism aware pin badge to wear.

Official Sunflower Lanyards for those with hidden disabilities will be available to collect at its Ask Me Point. Wearing the Sunflower Lanyard indicates to people around you that help may be required.

Rebecca Bird, meneral Manager at The Mall Walthamstow, said: “Purple Tuesday is a fantastic initiative and we are delighted to be involved.

“We are committed to ensuring that our shopping centre is accessible for all and this has been further highlighted with our latest pledge to provide our guest facing teams with Autism Awareness training and Sunflower lanyards available for those with hidden disabilities

“I am looking forward to seeing the UK’s retail community come together to mark this inaugural event and we will certainly be supporting it in years to come too.”