Members of the public are invited to have a cuppa and a slice of cake at a community cafe in Weymouth.

The Veterans Hub Cafe officially opened in July and now director Andy Price is inviting members of the community to head down, have a chat and find out what they are all about.

"The biggest hurdle we've had so far is that people think the cafe is just for veterans. We provide services for veterans and the cafe is a safe place but it's for the whole community," Mr Price said. "We don't turn anyone away. We are doing the job we set out to do. This is providing that community hub that we wanted it to be."

All the cakes, bakes and food sold at the cafe are made on site by Mr Price and his dedicated team and wherever possible, Mr Price tries to serve up products sourced from companies founded by veterans including 50 cal Coffee and Tactical Tea.

The Veterans Hub was set up in 2017 to try and make services to former troops more accessible and any profits made at the cafe go towards continuing the hub's work.

On Mondays they close to the public so organisations such as the Lantern Trust and SAFA can come together in one place to provide a 'one-stop' hub for people seeking help.

Mr Price said the community cafe also gave members of the public an opportunity to meet and chat with veterans and challenge some of the stereotypes associated with them.

"We want people to come in and engage with us. We dog friendly, child friendly and accessible. It's a community asset and for the whole community," Mr Price said. "There's a lot of stigma around mental health and in particular veteran's mental health. I want people to see we are not lunatics."

New touches inspired by and created by veterans can now be seen at the cafe.

An unused repatriation flag from Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, which was donated to the hub, now adorns one of the chairs inside the cafe.

Another new addition is a large mural painted by local artist and veteran, Tim O'Gorman.

Mr O'Gorman wanted to create something that represents the local community and what the hub means to him.

It depicts scenes of Weymouth and Portland surrounding a large life buoy - a symbol of what the hub means to veterans.

The community café is located in Portland Road in Wyke Regis and is open to the public Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9am until 5pm.