A WELL-known Penarth delicatessen and cafe has now joined the Dementia Friendly Penarth campaign.

Foxy’s Deli and Cafe, in Victoria Road, Penarth is the latest independent business to get on board with the campaign to help those in the community who have dementia or are carers for those with dementia.

The deli’s owner - Sian Fox - has been running the deli for 16 years and said she’s “keen to give back to the local community”.

Ms Fox said she already has regular customers who come into the cafe with dementia, so she wanted to make sure she and her team know more about how to make customers with the symptoms comfortable and happy.

She said: “We have noticed an increasing number of our customers are living with dementia and we are keen to make our café welcoming for them and their friends. We have one lovely gentleman who is a regular at our café who has dementia and he asks us to play the ‘Mamma Mia’ soundtrack and we all have a good singalong.

“My late father had Parkinson’s Disease so I know it can be lonely for people living with chronic conditions and a stressful time for their loved ones – we hope to be able to put a smile on peoples’ faces with a great cup of coffee and a kind word.”

Dementia Friendly Penarth aims to make businesses in the town aware of how to help customers, friends and family members with dementia. The campaign does this by sharing ideas and tips on how to approach customers and staff members.

For businesses or anyone who would like to get involved in the campaign, please contact our newsdesk on 01633 777011 or send an email to penarthtimes@penarthtimes.co.uk