Co-operative stores across the Channel Islands are launching a new scheme starting from today to help people with hidden disabilities while they shop.
Islanders are now able to go to the customer service desk at either the Co-op stores where they will be given a lanyard or pin badge with a sunflower on it which says 'I may need support'.
The scheme aims to benefit islanders with dementia, learning difficulties, or hearing or visual impairments.
In Jersey and Guernsey Grand Marché stores people living with autism are already able to do their grocery shop during a weekly 'quiet hour'.
Staff are being trained to look out for the lanyards and provide additional assistance to people if it is needed.
The move follows Guernsey Airport also introducing the lanyard scheme in December.