THE Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership is to host a drop-in event this week, focusing on dementia, as it looks to produce an action plan for 2019.

Each year, the partnership runs a number of projects to improve the service for all involved with the Tyne Valley line. This involves working closely with partners in the community and colleagues in the rail industry.

The partnership aims to promote, strengthen and protect the role of the Tyne Valley line for residents, tourists, employees and service providers. This year they are working towards developing a greater inclusiveness for those living with dementia.

The drop-in will take place on Friday between 2pm and 7pm at the recently refurbished Old Booking Hall at Haltwhistle Station, which the partnership took over in 2016 and use as an education base room.

The partnership will be showcasing some of their work over previous years, as well as gathering ideas for this year’s projects. Members of the board will also be present at the drop-in, and information on the partnership’s current projects will be available.

The drive to improve services for rail users with dementia is part of the Association of Community Rail Partnerships dementia and community rail project, with the first dementia friendly services launched by Northern in Leeds this year.