A special event will be held to mark the official opening of the new Bilston Memory Café on Tuesday (11 October).

The support group, for people living with dementia and their family, friends or carers, will meet on the second Tuesday of every month at Bilston Sports and Social Club, Wellington Road, Bilston, between noon and 2pm.

Councillor Linda Leach, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "We have a number of memory cafés operating throughout Wolverhampton and I am delighted that the latest will be opening in Bilston next week, enabling even more people to make use of this valuable service.

“They provide a chance for people living with dementia, and their families and carers, to meet other people with the condition, share their experiences and find out more about the help and support available to them – while of course also taking the opportunity to enjoy a drink and something to eat.”

Councillor Leach will be joined at the official opening by Stuart Richmond from Bilston and Willenhall Lions and Lee Allen from the Alzheimer's Society.

She added: “I’d like to thank Stuart and members of the Lions Club and volunteers for making this new café possible, and hope that as many people living with dementia as possible are able to join us at Tuesday’s launch event."

For more information about the Memory Cafe, please call 07985 151162 or pop in on the day.

People who are worried about dementia can contact the Alzheimer's Society for information and support either via the Dementia Connect Helpline on 0333 150 3456 or by visiting Alzheimer's Society. For more information about the help and support available locally, please visit Dementia.

The Alzheimer's Society has granted Wolverhampton Dementia Friendly Community Status after recognising the work organisations within the Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance are doing to improve services for people living with dementia, and their families and carers.

For more details of Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance, please visit Dementia Action Alliance. To join Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance, organisations are asked to contact susan.eagle@wolverhampton.gov.uk.