ASDA is extending a trial of its inclusive hour, which aims to create the ideal shopping environment for the disabled, in selected stores across North Wales.

The stores involved are: Llandudno, Llangefni, Pwllheli and Rhyl.

Asda was the first retailer to introduce a quiet hour and has since been working with a number of charities and local authorities to understand the changes which can be made to stores to aid customers to make them more inclusive for people with hidden conditions.

On Tuesday mornings the stores will launch an hour for people with autism and dementia who may feel intimidated or stressed by noise and disturbance.

Employees have gained a better understanding about dementia and autism through training.

Many distractions will be eliminated such as music, display TVs, the volume of the checkout beeps will be turned down along with the lighting and stores will ensure specialist equipment like wheelchairs are available.