Shopping trips to a Linwood supermarket are now easier for people living with autism and sensory processing disorders, thanks to a new initiative.

Customers at the Tesco store in Bridge Street can now pick up sensory borrow bags, which contain items designed to help those who struggle with loud noises.

Items in the bag include a set of ear defenders, a sunflower lanyard and sensory toys, such as a popper and a fidget spinner.

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A spokesperson for the Tesco store in Linwood said: "The aim to is to help or aid those who have ASN or Sensory Processing disorders who find coming into store difficult. 

"Please ask at the desk if you would like to borrow a bag, we will never ask why or if you have hidden needs. 

"Please return bags at the end of your trip to the Customer Service Desk to be freshened up for the next customer to use."

The supermarket also holds a "quiet hour" for shoppers from 9am to 10am every Wednesday and Saturday.