Dementia plan builds pace

Efforts to make Amble a Dementia Friendly Community are gaining momentum.

The town has around 40 Dementia Friends and the business community is on board.

A small working group has been formed to apply to officially make Amble a Dementia Friendly town and a further dementia training session is being planned. Meanwhile, police have been working with care homes in Northumberland to collate information on individuals and areas to focus on should any of them go missing.

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird said that supporting vulnerable people was a high priority.