A SENIOR citizens' coffee shop in Barry has declared itself the first dementia-friendly café in the town.

Staff at Age Connects Cardiff and Vale, in Holton Road, have backed the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Communities campaign, which aims to support people who have dementia and their families.

Project coordinator Nona Hexter said: “We are delighted that we are now identified as a friendly and supportive business for the dementia community in the Vale of Glamorgan.

“The training enabled us to be aware of social challenges that we may come across.”

She added: “We understand we have a duty of care to our users and being part of Barry’s Dementia Friendly Community.

“It is important for us to understand and have empathy as a team so we can provide an excellent service.”

The cafe now proudly displays its Dementia Friendly certificate along with the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia kite-mark.