Volunteers kicked off celebrations as Middlesbrough's Memory Lane Dementia Cafe marked a year since it opened.

The monthly event began at Middlesbrough Central Library in September last year and now attracts on average 35 people to each session.

A dementia café was opened at North Ormesby Hub, and then due to demand a third has begun at Acklam Library.

It is hoped to roll out more cafes in libraries and community centres across the town.

Middlesbrough residents with dementia and their carers take part in quizzes, reminiscence activities and singing sessions.

A small celebration to mark the anniversary was held at Central Library.

“The Memory Lane Dementia Cafes are vitally important in our efforts to raise awareness of dementia and I’m pleased to see so many people attending and enjoying the session.

Middlesbrough Mayor Dave Budd

“The cafes have gone from strength to strength in Middlesbrough and the partnership with Middlesbrough Council and the libraries is fantastic.

Michael Hall, volunteer officer for Alzheimer’s Society Tees Valley