Waltham Forest Council is set to launch a review of its dementia care services in a bid to cope with increasing demand.

The local authority says it needs to adapt to meet future needs, with the number of people living with the condition in the borough expected to rise.

Currently, around 1,300 aged 65 or over in Waltham Forest are living with a dementia diagnosis, while around 500 others are estimated to be living with the illness undiagnosed.

The council projects the number of people living with dementia in the borough is expected to rise by two thirds by 2035.

Cllr Angie Bean, cabinet member for adult services, said: “We want to provide the most comprehensive support for all residents, their families and carers through each phase of the condition.

"We invite all carers and residents to share their views on what they need, so we can improve our services for all those touched by dementia.”

The six week consultation will begin at 9am on January 2, and will close at 23.59pm on February 13.

Residents, families and carers can take part online by visiting walthamforest.gov.uk/dementia-consultation, or by completing a paper form available by calling: 0208 4963000.