SHOP staff in Morpeth can now offer a friendlier service to customers with dementia.
Members of the Shopwatch scheme were invited to become Dementia Friends by Morpeth Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) Paul Moorhead and Susan McCallum.
The officers organised a training session at Sanderson Arcade, led by Susan Small from the town’s branch of the Alzheimer’s Society, to improve understanding of dementia as part of a national programme.
PCSO Moorhead said: “We thought it was a great idea for the Morpeth Shopwatch members to have this session.
“I am delighted to say we had a great turnout from the members who now have a much better understanding of dementia, which will help them in their stores when serving a customer who is suffering with dementia.”
Anyone wishing to become a Dementia Friend should call 0845 306 0898.