WORK is underway to make a city more accessible for people living with dementia.

The new group has been launched to try and make the city easier to use by people with the condition.

Nanette Tiplady, ambassador for Durham’s Business Improvement District, said: “It’s about raising awareness of the condition while making the city accessible to as many people as possible, so that people living with dementia together with their family, friends and carers can experience and enjoy all that Durham has to offer in a safe, secure and welcoming environment.”

A number of events, talks, workshops and afternoon teas are being held next week to launch the scheme and provide information to people.

The Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia friendly bus will be in the Market Place on Monday.

And on Wednesday PCSO Leesa Bennison will be having seven inches of her hair cut off to donate to the Little Princess Trust, with sponsorship going to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Durham MP Roberta Blackman-Woods, said: “We all share a responsibility to make our community inclusive for everyone.”